Open Water Swim - July 13th (FREE swim cap)

Open Water Swim - July 13th (FREE swim cap)


Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Brighton Beach, Brooklyn (scroll down for map)
Coaches: Boris Talan & Mark Montgomery
Summary: Open water swimming in a triathlon requires skills you can't learn exclusively in a pool with calm water and a black line to follow. Our world class swimming and triathlon coaches will cover:

  • Dealing with choppy water

  • Sighting and navigation

  • Contact with other swimmers

  • Drafting

  • Turn technique

  • Handling bright sun and big waves and much more

Have a question or unsure? Contact us at or (646) 583-7735

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Coach Boris Talan is known as the premier NYC and Hamptons private swim coach. He has over thirty years swim coaching experience, with a Masters Degree in bio-mechanical motion. He has taken his students from their first swim all the way to national competitions and world championships in both swimming and triathlon.

He personally has fifteen years of competitive swimming experience, which includes setting world records as a member of the Russian National Team for five years as the team captain taking him all the way to the Olympic trials. He has successfully crossed the English Channel (England to France), the Straight of Gibraltar (Europe to Africa) and the Swim around Manhattan, of which he was the course record holder. In addition, he is an experienced triathlete, competing in all distances of triathlon, including Ironman New Zealand and Ironman Brazil. He also has competed in special events such as the New York Marathon and the San Francisco Alcatraz Aquathon Challenge. From 1993-2000 he was one of the top ten in the All American Masters Swim rankings.

He most recently was the guest speaker at the Russian National Swim conference and is working on a book on teaching children how to swim. He has been featured in Vogue and Hamptons magazines. He is the guest swim coach at the prestigious Amanyara resort in Turks and Caicos and holds swim coaching clinics at the JCC in Manhattan. CPR and WSI certified.

Coach Mark Montgomery got his start at JackRabbit Sports and worked his way up to Stores Director. Mark earned USAT, USA Cycling and USATF Coaching Certifications and has served as Head Coach for our NYC Triathlon program and coached the Time Warner Fit Nation program for three seasons.