What we're about

SMOG is located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Fransisco! 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.

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.

With nearly 1800 members across three cities, SMOG is home to the country’s largest year round open water training community. From beginner to olympian, SMOG prepares athletes for their specific races and goals. Come join us for a swim! Bike and run workouts after optional!

Upcoming events (5+)

Saturday SMOG Open Water Swim

Crissy Field East Beach

We meet Saturday mornings at 8 am for a short briefing and then an open water swim. Direction and distance tide dependent. Coffee and camaraderie complimentary! Come early for optional beach clean up. Meet on the sand directly in front of the changing rooms. Optional ride and runs after. Groups welcome to join.

Saturday SMOG Open Water Swim

Crissy Field East Beach

We meet Saturday mornings at 8 am for a short briefing and then an open water swim. Direction and distance tide dependent. Coffee and camaraderie complimentary! Come early for optional beach clean up. Meet on the sand directly in front of the changing rooms. Optional ride and runs after. Groups welcome to join.

SMOG Tri Santa Cruz Swim Clinic

Depot Parking

Preparing for Tri Santa Cruz, Ironman Santa Cruz 70.3 or Santa Cruz Tri? Nervous about the ocean swim, or simply want to practice and improve? Join Coach Megan Tobin of TriStar Athletes LLC and Odyssey Open Water Swimming for: Short Lecture Course Overviews Gear Selection Entry/Exit Sighting/Drafting Q&A Followed by practice open water swim with coaching and support. Bring your friends AND/OR team and bike and run after. Meet in Depot Park and we'll walk down to the beach so we can discuss transition and see swim in!

Saturday SMOG Open Water Swim

Crissy Field East Beach

We meet Saturday mornings at 8 am for a short briefing and then an open water swim. Direction and distance tide dependent. Coffee and camaraderie complimentary! Come early for optional beach clean up. Meet on the sand directly in front of the changing rooms. Optional ride and runs after. Groups welcome to join.

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Saturday SMOG Open Water Swim

Crissy Field East Beach

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