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2015 Swim Start Info


 1500 Meter Swim

The Hudson Valleys Fastest Triathlon Swim

The Race Starts in the Hudson River on Newburgh’s east side at the Regal Bag Crew Dock. Swimmers enter the water  The point-to-point swim course is near the docks to minimize the effect of the current. Kayakers and other members of the water safety team frame a 30 yard swim lane from start to finish using yellow and green buoys. Athletes swim south and exit at the Newburgh Public Boat Launch where they will find assistance by the water safety team. Athletes will run up the short boat launch following the path to the transition area.

Swim start: 7:30 AM

After the Athlete Briefing held at the finish area, you will be escorted 1 mile up Restaurant Row to swim start. Wear comfy shoes, you can leave them at the swim start in your race issued bag and we will carefully transport them back to transition for pick up after the race. We will have a short info session, the singing of the National Anthem then into the river.

The Hudson River, one of America’s most famous waterways, is home to many open water swims and is considered to be one of the cleanest rivers in New York.


Safety Plan/Policy:

Each Swimmer must wear the colored swim cap provided by the Director.