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We know swimming can be a challenge for many women. sheJAMs has been very successful over the years teaching women to be more comfortable in the water, for race day or any day! All abilities are welcome. We have 3 swim sessions.

SWIM SESSION 1 & 2 are in the pool. We have locations in both Cumberland & Westbrook. Swim session 3 is a combination of pool swim and open water swimming.  This session has 3 locations, Cumberland, Westbrook & Kennebunk.

Our TECHNIQUE class is for woman who want to be a better more confident swimmer. All abilities are welcome. This swim program will have weekly group instruction and you will receive a work out to do on your own.

Our MASTERS class is for those who feel comfortable with their stroke and want to add speed to their swim. You should be capable of lap swimming without stopping for at least 500 yards. This class will give you a warm up, drills and a workout. You will also receive a work out to do on your own.

SESSION 3 is the swim portion of our Triathlon Program. This session will prepare you to swim comfortably in open water. So, if you are part of a relay, in a triathlon, or want to compete in an open water swim, this class is for you!  We will have both a Technique Class and Masters Class for this session. We have 3 locations.  Portland & Westbrook & Kennebunk.

SWIM SESSION 1 (10 Weeks) CUMBERLAND

SWIM COACH:
Laura Flewelling/Kirsten Read

FALL/WINTER PROGRAM
October 30, 2016 – January 22, 2017  

SUNDAYS:
Oct 30 / Nov 6,13,20,27 / Dec 4,11,18, (25th off)  / Jan (1st off)  8,15,
(22nd is reserved for snow day)

TIME:  5 SPOTS LEFT
4:00 – 5:00 pm TECHNIQUE CLASS (Beginner/Intermediate )   25 MAXIMUM

TIME:  FULL
5:00 – 6:00 pm MASTERS CLASS (Intermediate/Advanced) 25 MAXIMUM

PLACE:
Greely High School, Main Street, Cumberland

COST: $150.00 MEMBERS
COST: $175 NON-MEMBERS

MASTERS FULL

Cumberland: Level


SWIM SESSION 1  (10 Weeks)  WESTBROOK – CLASS IS FULL!

SWIM COACH: Kirsten Read

FALL/WINTER PROGRAM – November 3, 2016 – January 19, 2017

THURSDAYS:
Nov 3, 10, 17, (24 off) / Dec 1, 8, 15, (22 off), 29  / Jan 5, 12, 19, (26th is reserved for snow day)

TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
TECHNIQUE CLASS (Beginner/Intermediate )   30 MAXIMUM

PLACE: Westbrook Community Center,  426 Bridge Street, Westbrook

NOTE:  TO GET MEMBER PRICE YOU MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER.  

CLICK HERE TO BE A MEMBER!

COST: $150.00 MEMBERS
COST: $175 NON-MEMBERS

CLASS FULL

Level:


CLASS IS FULL

SWIM SESSION 2 (10 Weeks) CUMBERLAND

SWIM COACH: Laura Flewelling/ Kirsten Read

WINTER/SPRING PROGRAM – January 29 – April 23, 2017

SUNDAYS:
Jan 29 / Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 / Mar (5 off),  12, 19, 26 / April 2, 9, (16 off)
(23rd reserved for snow day)

TIME: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
TECHNIQUE CLASS (Beginner – Intermediate)  25 MAXIMUM

TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
MASTERS CLASS (Intermediate +) 25 MAXIMUM

PLACE:
Greely High School, Main Street, Cumberland

COST: $150.00 MEMBERS
COST: $175 NON-MEMBERS


Level:


SWIM SESSION 2  (10 Weeks) WESTBROOK – CLASS FULL

SWIM COACH:Kirsten Read

WINTER/SPRING PROGRAM – January 26 – April 6, 2017

THURDAYS:
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 / Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / April 6, (13th is reserved for snow day)

TIME:
5:30 – 6:30 pm TECHNIQUE CLASS (Beginner/Intermediate )   30 MAXIMUM

PLACE:
Westbrook Community Center,  426 Bridge Street, Westbrook

NOTE:  TO GET MEMBER PRICE YOU MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER.  

CLICK HERE TO BE A MEMBER!

COST: $150.00 MEMBERS COST: $175 NON-MEMBERS

CLASS FULL SORRY

Level:


SWIM SESSION 3  ~ Open Water Swim Training – SWIM ONLY FULL!  THANKS FOR SUPPORTING sheJAMs!
Portland (12 Weeks)

SPRING/SUMMER April 27 – July 17, 2017

In this session we start in the pool for swim instruction and then move to open water.

POOL SWIM:   
(2 Choices of Locations for Pool Swim – then we come together to do the open water swim)

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POOL  SWIM:   SUNDAY – We will start the program in the Greely High School Pool in Cumberland for 5 weeks.  You will be divided into two or possibly three categories.

COACH:  Laura Flewelling

TIME: 4:00 – 4:45 pm TECHNIQUE BEGINNER CLASS

 TIME: 4:45 – 5:30 pm TECHNIQUE INTERMEDIATE CLASS

TIME:  5:30 – 6:15 pm MASTERS CLASS (Advanced) ~  FULL

We may add a third Intermediate class if participation warrants it.  If we do this the timing will be as follows

4:00 – 4:45 pm BEGINNER.  4:45 – 5:30. INTERMEDIATE.  5:30 – 6:15 ADVANCED

 DATES:  April 30 / May 7, 14, 21, 28

POOL SWIM:   THURSDAY – We will start the program in the Westbrook Community Center pool in Westbrook for 5 weeks. ~ FULL

COACH: Katie Dwyer

TIME:  5:30 – 6:30 pm  TECHNIQUE (Beginner/Intermediate)
DATES:  April 27 / May 4, 11, 18 & 25

OPEN WATER SWIM:  MONDAY  We will combine the two pool programs from Cumberland & Westbrook will switch to open water on Monday, June 5th at Crystal Lake  from  6:00 – 7:00 pm. When the ocean warms up we will move to the ocean to swim.
DAY: Monday
TIME: 6 – 7 pm
DATES:  June 5, 12, 19, 26 / July 3, 10, 17
COST: $150.00 MEMBERS ONLY (This is not offered to Non-Members)

 

NOTE:  TO GET MEMBER PRICE YOU MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER.  

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SWIM SESSION 3  ~ Southern ME Open Water Swim Training  – (12 Weeks)

SWIM COACH:  Kirsten Read

DATES:   TUESDAY’s 

We start in the pool for swim instruction and then move to open water.

POOL SWIM:      Biddeford YMCA – 6:45 – 7:45 pm

(if the class gets too big we will do two 45 minute sessions. 6:45 – 7:30 pm & 7:30 – 8:15 pm

DATES:     ~  May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

OPEN WATER SWIM:  We change to 6 – 7 pm

KENNEBUNK POND & MOTHERS BEACH ~ June 6, 13, 20, 27 July 5 (please note this is a Wednesday), 11 & 18

COST:   COST: $150.00 MEMBERS   $175.00 NON-MEMBERS

COST: $150.00 MEMBERS
COST: $175 NON-MEMBERS




SESSION 3

SWIM & BIKE TRAINING: (Session 3 Swim Group Only). WE ARE FULL! THANK S FOR SUPPORTING SHEJAMS!

SWIM:  First 5 weeks in the pool – Choice of Westbrook – Thursday’s 5:30 pm. or Cumberland – Sunday 4 pm TECHNIQUE 5 pm MASTERS.  (see details above)

BIKE:       Combination of WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY – 6 pm/ and SATURDAY 8 am–  We bike train on  Wednesday & Thursday and some Saturday’s. (see below for dates) Meeting places will change weekly for variable scenery and terrain. 1st BIKE PROGRAM STARTS, SATURDAY, MAY 6

Bike training dates are as follows:

  • MAY ~  Sat 6, Sat 13, Sat 20, Wed 24, Wed 31. (please note these last two dates are Wednesdays)
  • JUNE ~Sat 10, Thur 15, Sat 24
  • JULY ~ Sat 1, Thur 6, Sat 15, Thur 20

Cost $199

 

 

OUR COACHES:

COACH KIRSTEN READ

Kirsten Head ShotKirsten began swimming at the age of 8 and went on to win MA state titles and compete at Brown University.   After a hiatus of 20 years she has now embraced masters swimming, and has especially fallen in love with open water swimming.  She has competed in many open water races all over New England and further from home, winning Peaks to Portland, Boston Sharkfest, and the Bermuda Round the Sound 10K, to name a few.  In addition, this return to swimming has provided personal growth, health, friendship, and camaraderie surpassing all expectations.

She is now a coach, specializing in open water and technique for masters swimmers and triathletes.  She enjoys sharing her passion and expertise with athletes of all levels and abilities.


COACH LAURA FLEWELLINGLaura F

Laura has been an active person since she was a child. She tried many different sports but fell in love with the sport of swimming by age 8. In high school she was nationally ranked in the breaststroke and was given a scholarship to swim for Florida State University. Since completing her college career, she is switching gears to train for triathlons with the ultimate goal of competing in a Half Ironman competition. She loves anything active and outdoors, making Maine a wonderful place to live.
While training as an athlete, Laura graduated in 2015 from Florida State University with a degree in Exercise Science. As a certified exercise physiologist, Laura works as a personal trainer and instructor at Dynamics Fitness. She works with clients personally and in small groups to help them reach their fitness goals. She is excited to transition her coaching back into the pool to help others share her love of swimming.

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COACH KATIE DWYER

USAT Certified Coach

Katie lives in Saco and works in Arundel as a fourth grade teacher.  She started competing in triathlons 6 years ago after a running injury.  She received her USAT Level 1 Coaches certification in 2016.  Katie has competed in all triathlon distances and is a two time Ironman.  Previously, she was the Assistant swim coach at St. Joseph’s College.  Katie’s first love, swimming, began at an early age, and she enjoys competing in various open water swim races.  She wants to combine her teaching experience with her knowledge of the sport to encourage other women to participate in triathlons and open water swimming events.  

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