Swim Requirements
Be ready to tackle the Hudson


In order to promote safety, the Verizon 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 24 months prior to the 2021 race date.

Download the swim requirement (PDF)

Suggested Open Water Swims
Take a look at Empire Tri Club (NYC) or RTA Triathlon (formerly Ridgewood Tri Athlete) (New Jersey) for resources.

View Open Water Swim Dates and More Training Information


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