Crystal Lake Training - 2013
What: 0.5-Mile Open Water Swim in Crystal Lake
18-Mile Out & Back Bike Course
3-Mile Run Loop Around the Lake
Where: Crystal Cove; The swim starts at the lake below the parking area.
When: Every Tuesday night starting
June 4, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (promptly) through August 27, 2013.
The first Tuesday night swim is open to 2013 CDTC members only. The cost will be $10 per swimmer if not pre-paid for the season.
Non-Members at $20 per swimmer will be allowed starting the second Tuesday night, June 11 and for the remainder of the season.
All swimmers must sign-in at the CDTC tables located on the beach and receive a 2013 CDTC SWIM wristband.
New: Swimmers will be allowed to start at one of two interval times this year: 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm. NOTE: No other start times will be permitted.
Lifeguards will be on the water from 6pm - 7pm each Tuesday – Weather permitting.
As always, not pets are allowed on the beach and no swimmers less than 18 years of age.
Why: The Crystal Lake Training Series is the core of the CDTC triathlon activities and in-season workouts. It is a great opportunity to learn, practice, and refine your triathlon abilities, as well as meet other triathletes in the region.
Other: While certified lifeguards monitor the open water swim, you should be comfortable swimming a 1/2 mile swim before attempting this portion of the course. Swim caps are mandatory for the swim. Helmets are mandatory for all riders on the bike ride, and earphones are not permitted (bike and run).
The Tuesday training series is NOT a race. It is a training event for triathletes to practice their swim, bike, or run, as well as work on transitions (T1 & T2 are both located in the grass area at bottom of the hill by the lake). Athletes are welcome to choose which event to do - i.e. splash and dash, bike only, swim-then-bike, etc.
Directions to Crystal Cove: From Albany take I-90 east to exit 8 (Route 43). Take Route 43 east approximately 9.7 miles. Entering Averill Park you will come to a flashing yellow light and Citgo / Jiffy Mart on left. Make a sharp left turn onto county Route 45 (Old Route 66). Crystal Cove is .1 mile on your right. Please do not park St. Henry's Church (across the street). Please do not park on Old Route 66.