Dick Sidner, USMS Long Distance Swimmer & Coach

“Triathletes & Masters swimmers – Give me three sessions in the pool and open water and you will swim faster!”

Dick Sidner

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SwimOpenWater.net is the coaching website of Dick Sidner, a US Masters Swimming (USMS) Level 4 Coach and a certified instructor for “Adult Learn-to-Swim.” Dick was a long-standing member of the USMS Long Distance Committee (14 years). He was also a member of the USMS Open Water Clinic Task Force and in June 2011 hosted the first USMS Open Water Clinic.  The OW Clinic was repeated in 2012-2015.  As an open water Event Director, Dick managed five USMS National Championships from 2008 to 2015.  He received the 2008 USMS Donnelly Service Award and the 2016 Open Water Service Award. He also served as a panelist and presenter at the first “Protecting Athletes: USMS Open Water Safety Conference.” Dick’s masters swim team, known as the NASTI’s (Noblesville Adult Swim Team, inc.) was awarded the 2009 USMS Club of the Year.

Dick specializes in developing improved stroke and open water techniques in both experienced and novice triathletes and masters swimmers.  This site features swim videos of open water champions and students alike and offers the opportunity to review your own videos, ask questions and discuss stroke and open water techniques.

As a triathlete or masters swimmer, you are probably already in great shape, but if you want to swim faster, improving your technique is the first and most important step.

Please check back for open water swimming tips, swim drills and workouts, stroke techniques, and videos.