Daybreak Reporter Jenna Jaynes attempts to Surf Omaha

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Published: Jun. 29, 2016 at 7:55 AM CDT
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If you're at the Swim Trials, you may as well get a little wet.

WOWT 6 News' Daybreak Reporter Jenna Jaynes jumped in the water to test out the Surf Omaha simulator.

The inflatable FlowRider allows fans to surf and boogie board inside the Aqua Zone. It holds 15,000 gallons of water and shoots out at 22 to 25 miles per hour.

Sean Silveira is a seasoned pro. He said the best way to stay on the board is to have confidence and shift your weight onto your back leg.

When boogie boarding, he said the best way to stay afloat is to keep your arms at a 90 degree angle and use your elbows to steer.

Unfortunately, sessions are already sold out all week long at the Aqua Zone. Riders paid $35 for a 55 minute session with up to 12 other riders.

See how Jenna did with her surfing experience in the videos above!

There are still other water sports events that fans can take part in, so don't forget that swimsuit! The Michael Phelps swim challenge is going on next to Surf Omaha. Fans can try to keep up with Phelps 12 minute training pace for just 3 minutes.

If you're a lumberjack at heart, there's also the log rolling competition.

The Aqua Zone is free and open to the public though some attractions may cost money. It is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day of the trials.