The OC Swim Club exists to create opportunities for everyone in our communities to have positive encounters with the aquatic environments we love and share. While we provide weekly coached workouts in the pool and ocean we also offer one on one and small group swimming and prone paddling sessions to help you work on specific skills or conditioning for a wide range of events and goals
Don't let what you think you know about the ocean or your ability limit what you can accomplish
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Bruckner completed his first Ironman distance triathlon in 1985, and he competed as a professional triathlete in the sport's earlier years long before aero bars. His endurance career has also included ultra-distance running and now he spends most of his training hours miles into the open waters of South Jersey or American Samoa. Bruckner began coaching age group swimming in 1989, and he is the founded of the Ocean City Swim Club. He is an Instructor & Surf Sports Coach for the Upper Township Beach Patrol. Bruckner competes in both swimming and ocean lifeguard craft events at the elite level around the world in a variety of disciplines, distances and conditions. To learn more about Bruckner...
From surfing in Monterey Bay to wetsuitless races in Alaska to paddling off American Samoa you will not find a more passionate Waterwomen with a better understanding of how to put aside preconceptions and head out into the waves for everything from a first open water swim to an epic island circumnavigation. Michelle has swum and coached from the age group to Masters level, and she specializes in inspiring other women to find their own place in the water. She combines a wealth of water knowledge with PhD that focused on mindfulness programs to positively impact how we react to our world.
Lorrie Beck is a certified level 1 USAT Triathlon Coach and Official. She has been coaching multi-sport athletes for over 15 years. As a lifelong athlete herself she is very passionate about multi-sport activities, health and working with athletes of all levels who want to improve their performance and fitness.
Lorrie is a retired high school teacher who also coached track for 30 years. She has a Master's degree in nutrition and works as a certified health and nutrition coach. In 2018 she won the Jason Kilderry Most Influential Coach Award from Triathlon Business International. As a highly accomplished athlete Lorrie has competed in all types of multi-sport races; triathlons, duathlons, aqua-bike, and swim/runs. She has traveled the world participating in a multitude of National and World Championships placing in the top of her age group. USAT has repeatedly ranked her 'All American' in every variety of multi-sport events.
Lorrie has been incredibly lucky to learn from some of the best athletes and coaches, and she regularly attends clinics and camps to improve her performance and knowledge. Her discipline, dedication and passion for multi-sport activities fuels her desire to teach others, and she has published the triathlon training book, 'Tri To Inspire'. Lorrie also volunteers her time as a coach for the Blue Journey Unified Para-Athlete Program
Like Bruckner, Billy Bob was originally a landlocked Southerner who now calls the Ocean and South Jersey home. Originally from Kentucky he was a collegiate swimmer at Western Kentucky University. He has been coaching for over 20 years working primarily with age-group athletes from the beginner to elite national level. He coached an aging Bruckner while he was the head coach of the C-Cerpants in Ocean City, and he currently coaches for the Seahawks. He has 20 years of experience as an ocean lifeguard working for both the Cape May and OC Beach Patrols. As a surf lifesaving athlete he has competed locally and nationally, and he is using this experience to develop the OCBP's Junior Guards.
Have some unique goals or needs to move forward in your ocean or open water journey? E-mail us. Our years of experiences in oceans and communities around the world have helped us create one of the most extensive networks of endurance sports training and competition in the world on both land and in the water.