Monday Masters: Open Water Swim Training with Boulder Coach Grant Holicky

Photo Credit: Griffin Scott
Photo Credit: Griffin Scott

“The physical nature of the sport is so different and simply being touched is what many swimmers dislike as they come to open water.”

From Swim World Magazineby Robbie Dickson, Swimming World College Intern.

Grant Holicky, head coach of Rallysport Aquatics (RACE) in Boulder, Colorado, has been working with elite open water swimmers for several years now. Two of his most notable athletes are Joey Pedraza, who finished third in the 5k at the 2014 Nationals, and Christine Jennings, who has been to both World Championships and the Pan Pacific Championships for open water.

With all this success, plus the success that Coach Holicky has with his pool swimmers, you would assume that he has some of the best facilities in the country. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, RallySport Aquatics practice in a six lane, hotel pool. Oh and it is outside the ENTIRE year. In Colorado. That makes for some very cold morning practices…

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