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The June 28 session is now sold out. If you're enrolled in this session, start preparing for your event with these action items:
☑ Watch for a Confirmation Email: A pre-event email will arrive on Friday, June 24 confirming start times and full details.
☑ Secure Your Parking: If you plan to drive use SpotHero. Parking near the beach is tight, and the best rates go quickly.
☑ Dial-In a Wetsuit Plan: Urban Tri Gear will offer limited wetsuit rentals for $25, but we encourage you to secure your own for the full season.
☑ Gather Your Gear: Don't wait, start collecting your gear now (swim suit, goggles, wetsuit, a small towel, and warm post-swim clothing).
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☑ Arrive Early: Give yourself plenty of time to arrive, check-in, and get prepped for your session (at least 30 minutes early).
☑ Stick Around: Afterward, join us at Caffé Oliva on the beach for great camaraderie and a complimentary Truly or SeaQuench Ale!
LEARN TO LOVE OPEN WATER SWIMMING!
This program was launched in 2012 to help new triathletes experience open water swimming in a safe, non-intimidating environment. These events provide participants with expert coaching, gear check, wetsuit rental opportunities, life guard support and post-event socials with fellow participants and coaches. Since inception, more than 13,000 participants have directly enhanced their swim abilities from these clinics.
While we're best known for developing aspiring adults, OWS Chicago also serves experienced triathletes looking to refresh their skills and/or push themselves with fellow enthusiasts. Veterans often enroll in the Swim-On-Your-Own or Competitive Aquathlon options. Full details can be found here.
Registration is now open for a nominal $20 fee. Event capacity is limited to 150 participants per session, many of which will sell-out. Participants must be 18 years or older. Due to capacity restrictions, there are no-refunds or transfers allowed. Participants must be able to tread water on their own, comfortably place their face under the surface, and maintain some level of forward propulsion to enroll.
View prior event photos and watch for event updates on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you at Ohio Street Beach!
This event series features three ways to participate:
Participants may register for each of the four dates independently or all at once. During the registration process, Swim Clinic and Swim-On-Your-Own participants must select from one of three start times:
Participants will convene on the beach for a quick briefing before starting their sessions. Aquathlon participants begin together at 6:00 PM.
To review full participant details, please click here.
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