Ohio Open Water Education
For Coaches, Athletes, and Parents



We were honored to have Coach Shannon Gillespy conduct an Open Water Coaches Clinic at the 2012 Vein Solutions Ohio Open Water Championship. Ms. Gillespy is the recipient of the 2010 Glenn Hummer Award, Manager & Coach USA Swimming National Open Water Team at the 2010 FINA Open Water World Championship in Robertval, the Head Manager of 2011 National Open Water Select Camp in Ft. Lauderdale, and a member of USA Swimming Board of Directors.

Below are documents included in the Coaches Clinic. Just click on any document to read.

  1. Every Day:
  2. Pre Race:
  3. Race Day:
    • Choosing the “Right” Sports Nutrition Products for Race Day
  4. Post Race:

Workouts & Drills (Coaches)
  1. Open Water Workouts by Jay Benner.
  2. Open Water Drills - In-Pool, Open Water, Feeding Station.
Have a question?  Send an e-mail to Shannon Gillespy at

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