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 2022 race date.

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This requirement is based on the honor system; provision of official documentation is not necessary.


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