Clinics & Seminars

Throughout the year we offer our members unique opportunities to attend clinics with leading experts in fields such as: nutrition, aerodynamics, recovery, race strategy, motorpacing, Ironman strategy and more. Past speakers have included: Steve Hed, Allen Lim, Tim DeBoom, David Zabriskie and Heather Fink to name just a few.

An often overlooked component of successful coaching is education. VQ strives to provide our members with unique insights from experts in the endurance sports field. We often provide forums and invite experts and leaders in their fields/sports to share their experiences and knowledge. Check our schedule frequently to stay abreast of the Vision Quest Clinic and Seminar Schedule.

VQ Clinics and Seminars

VQ Swim Clinic

Do you want to improve your swimming? Do you want to know drills that will help you “self-correct” instead of repeating the same-old same-old over and over again? This is your lucky day! On Sunday April 3rd, from 3-4pm, Marcia Cleveland and Andrea Rudser-Rusin will conduct a one-hour clinic at Lake Forest Academy. In their often quirky, sometimes humorous, and always hands-on method, Marcia and Andrea will be in the water with you teaching, correcting, and informing all participants how to swim better. Get ready to get submerge yourself in this great opportunity to work with VQ’s Finest Swim Coaches.

What to Expect at the Clinic
The clinic will start off with video taping (above and underwater) as participants are warming up in the pool. Then we will make observations, provide feedback, and do drill work, offering feedback throughout. There will be a maximum of 20 swimmers allowed. Register now before spaces fill up!

The cost of the clinic is $50 per person for VQ members, $75 for non-members. You can register either by letting Marcia and/or Andrea know that you plan to attend or through this link.

Payment will be taken at the clinic.  Cash or checks (made payable to “cash” please.)

Clinic Details
Date: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
Time: 3-4pm, with check-in starting at 2:45pm.
Cost: $50 for VQ membership athletes, $75 for non-members

Payment will be taken at the clinic.  Cash or checks (made payable to “cash” please.)
You need to bring: A Suit, Towel, Goggles, cap (if you hair needs to be contained)
Location: Lake Forest Academy, 1500 West Kennedy Road (Route 60), Lake Forest, IL
Once you turn onto Academy Drive off of Route 60, take it 1 mile to the very end, past several academic buildings and the tennis courts. You will enter the athletic facilities parking lot. The pool is in the northwest section of the athletic building, under the 8 panels of frosted glass windows. Enter the locker room and proceed to the pool.

Any Qs? Please contact us.
Marcia:, 847-227-7202
Andrea:, 312-925-0071

VQ Madison Ride Series

2016 Dates: madison

  • Saturday, May 7th
  • Saturday, June 11th
  • Saturday: July 23rd
  • Saturday: August 13th

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