In order to promote safety, the Panasonic New York City Triathlon requires each swim participant to have successfully completed an OPEN WATER (not in a pool) swim with a minimum distance of ½ mile within 18 months prior to the 2016 race date.
> Download the swim requirement (PDF)
Local open water swims that meet the swim requirement will be announced in 2016.
*Remember, any ½ mile swim in the open water will meet the swim requirement. It does not need to be part of an organized swim.
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