Hi swimmers. We are rescheduling the Triangle Open Water Series Championship swim from Saturday, October 3 to Sunday, October 11. The combination of probable flooding, predicted high winds at the lake tomorrow morning, and the need for our EMS crews to be available to respond to emergencies statewide makes this the right decision.
We will still have an 8AM start time next Sunday, although we may need to change the location to New Hope Overlook on Jordan Lake depending on how high the water rises at Vista Point.
If you are unable to attend on Sunday the 11th, we will be happy to do a transfer to another athlete or give you a full credit to an equivalent distance swim at any of our 2016 Triangle Swim Series events.
Please send transfer requests to a t t -triangleopenwater- - cee oh em. Registration to new athletes will remain open through Thursday, October 8.
We will send a final race location/info email out on Friday, October 9.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding.
2015 date and location: October 3 at Vista Point Family Campground. Sign up online here.
The Series Championship consists of a 1.2 mile swim and a 2.4 mile swim. Swimmers will complete 1 or 2 laps of the same course. The race will start and finish on the beach. You will not exit the water if you compete in the 2.4 mile swim - the turnaround for lap 2 is in the water.
We will start the races at 800AM. See you on October 4!
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Sanctioning and insurance:
Each race is privately insured. No membership fee is required.
You must be 13+ or older to compete in the Series Championship.
Wetsuits will be allowed under 78 degrees. No wetsuits over 78 degrees will be allowed.
Entry fees for the 1.2 mile championship swim are $30 until 1 month prior to the event, and $37 thereafter. Entry fees for the 2.4 mile swim are $40 until 1 month prior, then $47 after. There is no race day registration available.
Please visit the FS Series website to sign up today! There is no race day registration available.
50% of your entry fee will be refunded up to 14 days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued for any reason after 14 days. Event entries are not transferable between persons,
events or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms. To request a refund you must complete the refund request form using
In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:
1. The event will be delayed 45 minutes in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
2. If inclement weather does not pass in 45 minutes, the swim will be cancelled and a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2013 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
3. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to event weekend, a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2013 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
The top three males and females will receive overall custom awards. Top 3 in each 5-year age group will also receive awards.
Specially designed t-shirts will be given to competitors who sign up 2 weeks prior. We will do our best to provide t-shirts to everyone who signs up, but if you sign up in the last week we won't guarantee a t-shirt.
Entries are limited to the first 250 entrants per event in 2013.
There are no make-up dates. We will only cancel an event if absolutely necessary for the safety of participants.
Interested in sponsoring our races? Click here for the sponsorship package.
Why open water?
We are big fans of open water racing and training, and while North Carolina has plenty of triathlons, we don't have a lot of organized open water races. We're changing that!
Please click on the event links to the left for more information about and to sign up for each event.