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May 4, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Northshore Park
2505 Lake Woodlands Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381
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CANCELLED: Open Water Swim Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Due to high water levels and anticipated inclement weather, Open Water Swim Day has been cancelled. The following activities have been relocated to The Woodlands Township Townhall (2801 Technology Forest Boulevard): Woodforest Bank TRI - The Woodlands Packet Pickup (8 to 11 a.m.) First Timer's Clinic with Sandra Sutherland (8 to 10 a.m.) Pre-Race (8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.) and Transition Review Meetings (9 and 10 a.m.) with Finish Strong Coaching Flat Tire Clinics with Bikeland (8 and 10 a.m.) Please enter the building from the Board Chambers entrance (near Black Walnut).


CANCELLED: Open Water Swim Day 

8 to 11:00 a.m.
*No swimmers may enter the water after 10:30 a.m.
Practice open water swimming for your upcoming triathlon! No instruction provided. Walk-up registration welcome. Participants will be able to swim the course as much as needed during the allotted time period. Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and The Woodlands Fire Department will be onsite. Ages 13 and up. 
Fees: $15 early registration; $20 day of event
Register online.

First Timer's Clinic: Overall Review and Open Water Swim Practice
Instructor: Sandra Sutherland; IM and USAT certified coach.
8 to 10 a.m.
This course educates triathletes in the fundamentals of completing a sprint-distance triathlon. Participants will learn swim, bike, run, transition techniques, and maps, as well as checklist for race day. Coach Sandra will break down the swim and discuss sighting, pacing, and bilateral breathing. This course includes the Open Water Swim Day.

Fee: $35
Pre-registration is required. Register online.
For more information regarding Open Water Swim Day or the First Timer’s Clinic, call 281-516-7348 or email for more information.

Complimentary Pre-Race Meeting
Have questions about Race Day? Finish Strong Coaching will be offering informative Q&A Sessions during Open Water Swim on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Northshore Park. Pre-Race Meetings will take place at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend a Pre-Race Meeting, especially first time triathletes. The meetings are not long, focus on safety and give competitors a chance to ask questions. Email to RSVP.

Complimentary Review of Transition Set Up and Etiquette
You have trained hard with swimming, biking & running, but have you practiced your transitions? Learn tips to help speed up your transitions & how to knock minutes off your time by moving to the next leg quicker. This brief clinic led by Triathlon Coach, Dana Lyons will review transition set up, most commonly made mistakes & tips for making fast transitions. Great for triathletes new to the sport & those that want to improve transition times. Transition Clinics will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9 and 10 a.m. at Northshore Park. Email to RSVP.  

Complimentary Flat Tire Clinic
Bikeland of The Woodlands will be offering Flat Tire Clinics during Open Water Swim on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Northshore Park. Clinics will take place at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Participants will be given a brief overview of how to properly manage flat tires while on the course or during other cycling activities. Email to RSVP.