After a decade of racing, producing and volunteering at triathlons across the country and locally here in Richmond, VA it became clear to us that the swim leg was keeping a lot of people from attempting a triathlon, especially if the swim was in the open water. We also noticed that swimming tended to be the most difficult sport for those who hadn't grown up swimming. We thought we could help. With years of coaching experience, a desire to help people reach their goals and to inspire them to get active we created Peluso Open Water in 2010.
We started with small stroke technique and open water clinics but quickly realized that structured, coached time in the pool was needed to get our athletes where they wanted to go. Thus came about Peluso Open Water Masters, a comprehensive swim training program for adults that includes everything from stroke technique workouts for beginners to open water interval sessions and demanding pool workouts for more experienced swimmers.
Since we believe that racing is an integrtal part of getting faster we created the Peluso Open Water Race Series and followed that up with our marquis event, the 5-Mile open water race "To the Bridge & Back". We have been fortunate to have strong support from local and national companies who have helped us help others overcome their fears, get active, get faster, and have fun. We look forward to seeing you on deck, on shore and at the start line.