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YMCA to offer 'Masters Swim' class perfect for Knoxville Marathon training

Make a splash on race day with a little cross-training.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — If you're training for the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, there's a chance you're getting tired of hitting the pavement every week. 

The Cansler Family YMCA is offering a new 'Masters Swim' class to help athletes cross-train. 

The 45-minute training session is open to non-YMCA members and features structured workouts that may include stroke drills, interval training, distance swimming, sprints and technique work. 

Whether you're training for a triathlon or looking to shake up your weekly workout routine,  Association Aquatics Director Amanda Roland said the class is a great way to embrace your competitive attitude. 

The program runs on Fridays from Feb. 7 to March 13 at 7 a.m. 

YMCA members can register for $39, and non-members can register for $51. 

The Cansler Family YMCA is located at 616 Jessamine Street in East Knoxville. 

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