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Golden Gate Triathlon Club Swim Program

As a part of membership in the Golden Gate Triathlon Club, we offer our members a high quality coached swim program on Friday nights. Our progressive Swim Program is designed to serve athletes of all levels and aims to help them focus on improving their swimming. The Swim Program focuses on a mix of form, technique and speed work for a variety of distances and key races.

The Details

Friday night swims are temporarily postponed until we find a new venue. Stay tuned we'll be announcing a new location shortly!

Duration: Year round (excluding major holidays and events)

When: Friday nights 7:30-8:30pm (schedule does change)


Coach: John Dahlz

Meeting Spot:

More Details: See the Calendar



Workout times posted on the calendar so that members can keep track of schedule changes. Location changes and announcements will be made in the GGTC Forums, via email, and through social media (facebook and twitter). Please make sure to follow those sources so you can stay informed.

About the Coach
The Golden Gate swim program is coached by San Francisco triathlete and coach John Dahlz. John is bringing his years of triathlon coaching and racing expertise to the Golden Gate Triathlon Club to help us all become better athletes.
He is the former Head Coach of the The University of California at Berkeley Triathlon Team. During his 4 years at Cal his athletes earned 4 National Titles, 2 runner up Titles and the Cal Team never finished off of the podium as a Combined Team during his 4 year tenure. John is also an age group and masters swim coach at Saint Ignatius College Prep and Fog City Masters.
John's racing resume includes being 2009 Collegiate National Champion, 3X winner of the Vineman 140.6 Triathlon, and a USAT All American Athlete among other notable achievements.
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Rules of the Swim Session 
For those interested in attending this key training session there are some minimum requirements to be aware of before you attend.
  • You must be able to swim 100 yards freestyle 5 times with a 15-20 second rest between
  • Be able to swim both freestyle and backstroke (or 2 of the 4 major strokes)
  • Show up on time. Those who show up more than 10 minutes after the start time will be refused entry
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