Swim Requirements
Be ready to tackle the Hudson

SWIM REQUIREMENT

In order to promote safety, the 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 2019 race date.

Download the swim requirement (PDF)

2019 Suggested Open Water Swims
Join Empire Tri Club at one of their upcoming Open Water Swim Clinics at Coney Island:

  • Sunday, June 9 (8am–10am)
  • Sunday, June 30 (8am–10am)
  • Sunday, July 13 (8am–10am)

Join Ridgewood Tri Athlete at one of their upcoming Open Water Swim Clinics in New Jersey:

  • Thursday, May 30 (6:30pm–8pm)
  • Wednesday, June 12 (6:30pm–8pm)
  • Tuesday, June 25 (6:30pm–8pm)
  • Tuesday, July 9 (6:30pm-8pm)

EVENT WAIVER

All athletes participating in the New York City Triathlon must agree to the terms and conditions within the registration portal.