over the roofs on the Esplanade, a few swimmers gathered to meet their coach for an ocean swim at 6:30am, in August 2014. Coffee and friendly conversation followed. Unknowingly, the foundation of SMOG was being built.
The next week consisted of 3 swimmers, followed by just 1 swimmer on week 3, and so on. From Day 1, the group mission has been to provide a safe, inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy open water swimming and a supportive community surrounding the deep connection the ocean creates.
Today, with nearly 1800 members and three locations, SMOG is home to a year round training community, from beginner to olympian, preparing athletes for their specific races and goals.
SMOG is located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Fransisco! SMOG LA meets 8:00 am every Saturday at the Avenue A lifeguard tower on Redondo Beach. SMOG SD meets 7:30 am every Sunday in front of the main tower at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. SMOG SF meets 8:00am every Sunday at Aquatic Park.
Each month-long training block consists of a variety of workout formats, from circuit training, to distance courses, to time trials, crafted specifically around the triathlon and swimming race calendars.
Head coach Bryan Mineo, as well as assistant coaches Alex Moothart, Megan Tobin, Antony Nguyen lead with a hands-on approach, focusing attention on each athlete and their needs.
SMOG membership includes weekly coached open water swims and optional Tri Star coached bike and run workouts immediately following the swim. At the end of each month, SMOG will celebrate with a social. Friday January 25, 7pm at Rock ‘n Brews (Redondo) is the first of 2019!
- Coached open water sessions with optional organized bike/run after with Strava routes and aid stations
- Key workouts throughout the season to prepare for races
- *NEW* Discount on Open Water Master Clinics (spring and fall)
- Discounts and free swag from our awesome sponsors
- *NEW* Calendar of workouts included in monthly newsletter
- *NEW* Summer Celebration in June and Holiday Party in December
Your membership supports the buoy crew, paddlers, and ambassadors who facilitate our growth and keep Saturday and Sunday mornings the most fun training in LA, San Diego and San Francisco!
Full membership includes 50% off first time coaching services and SMOG Squad. Other benefits include a free triathlon coaching consult with Coach Cliff Scherb and exclusive discounts from our sponsors.
Title Sponsor: Subaru Pacific
2019 Membership Options:
January - June $250 ($9.61 per week)
July - December $250 ($9.61 per week)
Workout: Polar Plunge & Paddling Barista
Lecture: Cold Water Acclimation
Workout: Middle Distance Circuits
Lecture: Relaxed Breathing for Efficiency
Workout: Distance - Loop Contest
Lecture: Sync and Timing of the Breath
Workout: Mixed Circuits with Relays
Lecture: Proper Head Positioning