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March 28, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Northshore Park
2505 Lake Woodlands Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381
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Open Water Swim Day and First Timer's Clinic - CANCELLED

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Practice open water swimming for your upcoming triathlon!


In response to growing concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), The Woodlands Township has cancelled or postponed all Township-produced events from March 12, 2020, through May 10, 2020. Complete information regarding event cancellations can be viewed at the following link:

Open Water Swim Day 

8 to 11 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 registration
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. Take away a weekly workout plan! 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, March 28, 2020 at Northshore Park. Pre-Race Meetings will take place at 8:30 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, March 28, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Northshore Park (during Open Water Swim) with additional clinics on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 1 and 7 p.m. at Northshore Park. *Note Bike Check-In will not begin until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Email to RSVP.  

Complimentary Flat Tire Clinic
Bikeland of The Woodlands will be offering Flat Tire Clinics during Open Water Swim on Saturday, March 28, 2020 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.