The Chicago Triathlon is proud to announce the 7th Annual Open Water Swim & Clinic Series. The 2018 schedule includes:
— Tuesday, 6.26: Open Water Swim & Clinic #1
— Tuesday, 7.24: Open Water Swim & Clinic #2
— Tuesday, 8.21: Open Water Swim & Clinic #3
These sessions are designed to help new triathletes safely prepare for the sport of triathlon, while simultaneously building a stronger triathlon community. Since 2012, more than 11,000 swimmers have harnessed their triathlon skills through these events.
Participants must RSVP through a forthcoming link [note: not here on FB], where they may opt-into a small group session (instructed by certified triathlon coaches), or choose to swim a timed, supported, long ...distance swim (half or full mile).
Registrants will indicate their swim experience and select a specific start time (4:30pm, 5:30pm or 6:30 pm). A $10 charitable donation is required. Life Guards, gear check and post-race Goose Island beers at Cafe' Oliva will be provided.
Local retailers will supply a fleet of rental wetsuits – a great opportunity to test a range of brands/styles before committing to purchase a wetsuit. They will likely charge a fee (on-site) for rentals. Wetsuit reservations cannot be scheduled in advance.
Registration for Clinic #1 opens Tuesday, May 29 at 12:00pm CT via this page and the link below. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants must be 18 years or older as of 12/31/2018. These events will sell-out.
More details here: chicagotriathlon.com/resources/training/