Women First Swimming

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    WOMEN FIRST SWIMMING is a year-round program open to women of all ages and abilities who are looking to improve their form and endurance while also enjoying the fun and comraderie of a women-only class. Many of the women in the program are training for triathlons or open water swims.
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Archive for August, 2007

Things are great at 8am

Posted by sara on August 24, 2007

Reasons why it’s great starting class at 8am:

-cooler temps
-no traffic
-you’ll be ready to start your weekend with a great workout already under your belt
-since you had a great workout, you can begin the weekend eating breakfast tacos guilt-free
-it’s better than starting at 7am

Feel free to add your own reasons in the comments section.

Don’t forget we swim at the Balcones Neighborhood pool at Duval and Amherst. Please show up before 8am so we’re in the pool on time. If you have any questions feel free to email me.

See you tomorrow!


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Triathlon for Women book updates

Posted by sara on August 16, 2007

Lisa will travel to Penticon, B.C. for more book signings next week at Ironman Canada.

Her book Triathlon for Women — A mind-body-spirit approach for female athletes is available at online book retailers or in Austin’s most popular triathlon stores. If you wish to order a personally signed copy, please contact her.

Her last book signing in April at Ironman Arizona in Phoenix (Tempe) was a tremendous success with Triathlete Magazine posting this article.

A book signing in January in Victoria, B.C. with Sister Madonna Buder, produced two great articles — Why You Should Tri and This Nun Inspired to Run.

Reviews have appeared in Triathlon BC Newsmagazine (pages 20-21), Competitor Texas, and Runner Triathlete News.

More about the book…

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News: Next Swim Session to start Aug 25

Posted by coachlisa on August 14, 2007


It’s time to officially sign up for the next Women First Swim program!!

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.  We’ll have Super Angel coach Sara Robertson back to guide you for a 9 week program meeting once a week on Saturdays from 8 am to 9 am.

Note our location continues to be the Balcones Neighborhood Pool at 12012 Amherst Dr in Northwest Austin, a little north up Mopac off Duval.

Heated pool with full showers and change rooms available. 

The WOMEN FIRST SWIM PROGRAM is open to women of all ages and will focus on preparing you for the triathlon season with drills, strength, endurance, pacing experience and some open water skills. This program provides:·          

  • Weekly swim classes in a fun and supportive training environment·          
  • Individualized feedback·          
  • Instruction on drills, strength, and triathlon specific skills·          
  • Workout guidelines 

9 WEEKLY CLASSES: Saturdays Aug 25-Oct 20

WHEN:  8-9 AM

WHERE: Balcones Pool located at 12017 Amhurst Dr

FEE: $105 (no USAT membership needed) 

SEE PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS at https://womenfirst.wordpress.com/payment-info.

If you have further questions I can be reached via email at womenfirst@hotmail.com. 

Happy swimming,


ps. Important help wanted: If you know of any life guards interested in earning a little extra income, please have them contact Lisa or Sara.

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