Considerations for starting an open water/masters swim club
In my area there aren't really any swim clubs available to me without driving a good distance, and there are no open water swim groups apart from some triathlon groups who do a few organized swims. I've been considering maybe starting something up myself, but I'm not sure yet if I have it in me (at least not while my kids are very young) to go down that road. I thought I'd start this discussion about what goes into organizing and running a swim club.
Some questions to get things going...but I'd love to hear input from anyone who's involved in their local group.
-How many times per week should a group meet?
-In cold winter areas, do you keep pool workouts up throughout the summer? Or do you just do open water in the summer?
-Fees? Insurance issues?
-What kind of extra things do you do to make it fun/special?
-How do you find the right people who would want to join your group? (ie. people who are already pretty good swimmers)