Aquaman Series

Cherry Creek State Park

 

​ Tuesdays starting June 19 at 6:30 pm.  No races July 3 or July 24

 

Denver’s favorite Summer Series is ready to roll for 2018! The AQUAMAN Open Water Swim and Aquathlon Series is the perfect opportunity for swimmers and triathletes of all ages and abilities to practice their open water swimming in a fun, competitive environment and at distances not previously offered at other venues. It’s also the perfect opportunity for triathletes to practice their open water pacing and swimming in a mass start format with the bonus of an added 5K run. After each race you’ll have a chance to relax, kick back with friends, and enjoy the post-race food and drinks.

There are six events every Tuesday:

  ·  Four swim-only events: 0.5 mile, 1.0 mile, 1.5 mile, and 2.0 mile.

  ·  Two swim/run events: 0.5 mile swim and 5K (short course), or 1.0 mile swim and 5K (long course)

Races can be purchased individually or in packages of 2, 4, or 6. The race package allows you to show up for any date you like until all races in your package have been used. Your race numbers will always be waiting for you at the pre-registered check-in. It is the most affordable and flexible way to race!

 

Event details and registration here

Aquaman Series

Cherry Creek State Park

 

​ Tuesdays starting June 19 at 6:30 pm.  No races July 3 or July 24

 

Denver’s favorite Summer Series is ready to roll for 2018! The AQUAMAN Open Water Swim and Aquathlon Series is the perfect opportunity for swimmers and triathletes of all ages and abilities to practice their open water swimming in a fun, competitive environment and at distances not previously offered at other venues. It’s also the perfect opportunity for triathletes to practice their open water pacing and swimming in a mass start format with the bonus of an added 5K run. After each race you’ll have a chance to relax, kick back with friends, and enjoy the post-race food and drinks.

There are six events every Tuesday:

  ·  Four swim-only events: 0.5 mile, 1.0 mile, 1.5 mile, and 2.0 mile.

  ·  Two swim/run events: 0.5 mile swim and 5K (short course), or 1.0 mile swim and 5K (long course)

Races can be purchased individually or in packages of 2, 4, or 6. The race package allows you to show up for any date you like until all races in your package have been used. Your race numbers will always be waiting for you at the pre-registered check-in. It is the most affordable and flexible way to race!

 

Event details and registration here

Aquaman Series

Cherry Creek State Park

 

​ Tuesdays starting June 19 at 6:30 pm.  No races July 3 or July 24

 

Denver’s favorite Summer Series is ready to roll for 2018! The AQUAMAN Open Water Swim and Aquathlon Series is the perfect opportunity for swimmers and triathletes of all ages and abilities to practice their open water swimming in a fun, competitive environment and at distances not previously offered at other venues. It’s also the perfect opportunity for triathletes to practice their open water pacing and swimming in a mass start format with the bonus of an added 5K run. After each race you’ll have a chance to relax, kick back with friends, and enjoy the post-race food and drinks.

There are six events every Tuesday:

  ·  Four swim-only events: 0.5 mile, 1.0 mile, 1.5 mile, and 2.0 mile.

  ·  Two swim/run events: 0.5 mile swim and 5K (short course), or 1.0 mile swim and 5K (long course)

Races can be purchased individually or in packages of 2, 4, or 6. The race package allows you to show up for any date you like until all races in your package have been used. Your race numbers will always be waiting for you at the pre-registered check-in. It is the most affordable and flexible way to race!

 

Event details and registration here

Coeur Sports Launches “Collective Beat” Community

Coeur Sports has announced they will launch the Collective Beat women’s triathlon community in 2018:

We created The Collective Beat so that we could expand our community beyond our team of ambassadors and professionals. The goal is to draw in more amazing women who are instinctively aligned with the Coeur mission of building a nation of encouraging, supportive, and positive endurance sports athletes.

Our goal is to help make connections that can last a lifetime.

There will be a nominal fee to join The Collective Beat and we wanted to share our thinking behind the program and also tell everyone about the benefits.

So, let’s start with the benefits. We set up the benefits so that members will receive much more in value than the cost of membership. First, members will receive a $200 clothing allowance that can be used to purchase some beautiful and exclusive apparel.

To see the full line, just go to the Collective Beat page on the Coeur Website

The gear will be designed specifically for TCB members and will be delivered around the first of April next year. Just as the North American Tri Season gets going.

Members will also receive a free women’s specific triathlon training plan that was developed by the ladies over at Hardcoeur coaching. These plans retail for up to $149.99 and we have a selection of distances that range from sprint to full iron distance.

We’ll also be giving members an an unlimited use, 20% discount code that is good all year long for Coeur Sports and Zele by Coeur products. You’ll be able to begin using your discount as soon as you join and it can be used on the new 2018 line that we just rolled out.

Plus, our amazing partners are also providing some incredible discounts. So if you’ve ever wanted to try something from great companies, like Barnanas, Zelios, Breakthrough Nutrition, Normatek, Inside Tracker and more, then this is your chance. Just sign up and do some shopping.

Finally, members will have access to a social site where they can cheer for each other and keep up with new benefits as they become available. In our heart of hearts, we believe that the social connection will be one of the most special benefits that members receive.

If this plays out the way we hope, people will know that if someone is wearing TCB gear, then there’s an extremely good chance that that individual is positive, encouraging, relatable, and approachable. We’ve said it time and again, that the first step (or pedal) into endurance sports can be a bit scary and we hope that Collective Beat members will be little beacons of encouragement all around the world.

All in all, we think this is a fantastic package of benefits that will more than cover the $250 cost of the program. We’ll be welcoming members until January 31, 2018 and then the membership will be valid until January 31, 2019.

Check out all the details

Norway full IRONMAN to use floating “tubes” to guide swimmers in S-curve icy waters

IRONMAN HAUGESUND

Easier navigating makes a faster swim

HAUGESUND: After several years of Ironman 70,3 the pristine and coastal town of Haugesund now steps up its game and prepares for its first full distance. Far from sunny Hawaii the Norwegians aims for Cold KONA. Situated on the stunning western coast of Norway both scenic landscape and pure nature should give that hardcore Viking-vibe and classic ironman-feeling.

Now Ivar Jacobsen and his team prepares for an even better competition, focusing on improving every detail of the course. Ironman 70,3 in Haugesund was awarded Global Athlete Satisfaction Award 2015.

But Ivar and the volunteers always strive to improve. One athletes feedback sums up the core of an Ironman-competition in Haugesund: I felt like being part of a local race, but with the impeccable organization of a full Ironman.

“I have been thinking a lot about how the swimming-experience can be even better. One of the annoying things with open water swims is that you have to adjust your course constantly. If you have to stop and raise your head looking for the next bouy in the water you will loose quite few seconds every time”, Ivar Jacobsens said.

Just forget swimming in the icy North Sea. The Ironman Haugesund-swim is performed in Skeisvatnet, a freshwater lake right outside the city center. In Norwegian smalltown-scale that means just a few blocks from basically anything.

Check the whole course here.

-We have now developed a new system that solves two obstacles for a good and fast swim. First of all, with a high number of swimmers in the water you can risk that the old bouy-system will move a little bit and may confuse the swimmers.

Mr. Jacobsens solution is simple, clever and obvious.

“We will simply use a tube that is semi-submersible. We inflate it with air and water that will make light enough to float and heavy enough to stay in its position during the whole swim. It is almost like an oil-lense system used by the oil industry”, Ivar explained.

Instead of gaps with no markers or course-helping objects for the swimmers they can now follow a consecutive line all the way through. The tube will give guidance for direction all the time.

Read Mary Beth Ellis emotional experiences in Ironman 70,3 in Haugesund, 2012.

Like doing lapses in a pool
“Since this is a lake we do not have any waves or currents. Just follow the tube-lines in the water and you will get through, Ivar said.

The swimmers will go in the water by a rolling start and swim in an enormous s-shaped turn. The Skeisvatnet Lake is deep but not big enough for straight lengths.

-We really look forward testing the tubes out. Most likely the lake will stay ice-free this winter and we will have plenty of time for testing and adjustments, Ivar Jacobsen said.

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Stroke & Stride

Boulder

 

The Boulder Stroke & Stride enters its 17th season in 2018, and offers Boulder area athletes a fun 1-lap 750 Meter Swim, or 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5k run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Many participants make their open-water swimming debut in the beginner-friendly Stroke & Stride 750 meter event, while more seasoned athletes get the thrill of starting alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the 1,500 meter swim. 250-400 participants enjoy the Stroke & Stride every week!  Live timing, great post race food, hooded sweatshirts for 6-pack entries, and series prizes are just the beginning!

 

May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd

 

Event details and registration here