Race Information

Open Water Swims at the Newark Reservoir

Monday April 24, 2017
Open Water Training Swims at the pristine and clear Newark Reservoir - 6PM to 7PM every Monday from 4/24/17 thru 10/9/17 except for May 30 (Tuesday), July 5 (Wednesday), and Sept. 5 (Tuesday).

Newark Reservoir
200 Old Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711

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Race Categories

Race CategoryEntrants 
Season Pass: Individual - Swims View Entrants (3)
Season Pass: Train With a Friend - Swims View Entrants (0)
Swim Clinic Individual Session(s) View Entrants (0)
Volunteer View Entrants (0)

Race Fees

Race Category Fee Fee Valid Until Date
Season Pass: Individual - Swims $160.00 04/23/2017 (Sun) Season Pass: Individual
Season Pass: Train With a Friend - Swims $255.00 04/23/2017 (Sun) Season Pass: Train With a Friend (for 2 people)

Registration Procedures and Recommendations
We encourage and appreciate online registration.  In doing so, we can monitor how many are signed up and to also reserve your spot for these Open Water Swims as spots are limited.

Registrations are not transferrable to other event dates OR individuals.  This includes Individual registrations, individual season passes as well as Train With a Friend Season Passes. 

For the absolutely best deal, consider the Season Pass: Training With a Friend at only $128 per person.
$256.00 for Train With a Friend Season Pass.  This is for 2 People - You and your friend of your choice.    This averages to around $7 per session per person.  How do I do this?
  • This follows the concept of our Race With a Friend™ Packages we offer at all of our events.  Instead, of course, it's a "Train With a Friend".
  • THIS IS NOT A RELAY.  For two separate individuals to do the exact same race together. 
  • Train With a Friend (2 People) - Pick a partner and compete together!!  You can pick a friend, partner, family member, or first timer. Have you and your partner do the following:
    1. When registering online, you will be the "Team Captain", your partner/friend will be the "Team Member"
    2. The "Team Captain" will register first, creating a "Team Name", "Team Password" and paying the full registration fee (discounted savings of 20% from the individual season passes).
    3. The "Team Captain" then shares the "Team Name" and "Team Password" with their partner/friend, and the "Team Member" will then register for the swims. 
    4. The "Team Member" will also choose the same drop down registration "Season Pass: Train With a Friend (Member)" and then choose the "Team Name" from a dropdown, and must enter the "Team Password" to register.
  • © 2015 Piranha Sports.  All Rights Reserved
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About the Open Water Swims at the Newark Reservoir
Meet us at the top of the Newark Reservoir every Monday evenings from 4/24/17 (Earlier this year to help you prepare for the season) thru 10/9/17 (later this year to help you stay in shape all season) except for May 30 (Tuesday), July 5 (Wednesday0, and Sept 5 (Tuesday) from 6pm to 7pm and train with your open water swims on the established 1/4 mile swim course used for our annual Top of Delaware Triathlon.

Must be able to swim as this is not a "learn how to swim" but rather "learn how to train and race in open water swim events such as those in triathlons".  It is also great for training in open water so as to be more comfortable on race day(s).  These swims are not instructional in nature - it is your chance to do more open water swimming.


Some general rules:
  • Bring Photo ID to check in.  No substitutions allowed. 
  • Bring your goggles, wetsuits (optional), and swim caps (Light colored Only as required for visibility reasons). i.e. - No black or dark blue caps allowed.
  • Everyone must sign in and sign out at the top of the Reservoir where swim begins and ends.
  • For your safety.  No diving or jumping into the Reservoir.
  • Do not swim beyond the perimeter of established swim course.
  • Enter/exit only via the Swim Docks put into place for this purpose.
  • Do not use these training swims for purposes of "learning how to swim" the first time.  Must be able to swim comfortably as there is no place to stand or beach front to get in/out or to stop.  Lifeguards will be present for everyone's safety.
  • Registrations are not transferrable to other event dates OR individuals.
Pricing:
  • $12.00 per session.  Select Swim Clinic Individual Session(s) and then select the date(s) you wish. You will be charged for the number of sessions at the end of the shopping cart.
  • $15.00 per session DAY OF (both online and in person).  In person - Cash only.  Limited Spots.  You are encouraged to always sign up in advance via our online registration.
  • $222.00 for an Individual Season Pass.  This averages to around $9 per session.  Choose this if interested but do not select dates under additional options (otherwise you'll be charged more).  This qualifies you for all 18 scheduled Swim Sessions from 5/23/16 thru 9/19/16.
  • $355.00 for Train With a Friend Season Pass.  This is for 2 People - You and your friend of your choice.    This averages to around $7 per session per person.  The best deal!!  How do I do this?
    • This follows the concept of our Race With a Friend™ Packages we offer at all of our events.  Instead, of course, it's a "Train With a Friend".
    • THIS IS NOT A RELAY.  For two separate individuals to do the exact same race together. 
    • Train With a Friend (2 People) - Pick a partner and compete together!!  You can pick a friend, partner, family member, or first timer. Have you and your partner do the following:
      1. When registering online, you will be the "Team Captain", your partner/friend will be the "Team Member"
      2. The "Team Captain" will register first, creating a "Team Name", "Team Password" and paying the full registration fee (discounted savings of 20% from the individual season passes).
      3. The "Team Captain" then shares the "Team Name" and "Team Password" with their partner/friend, and the "Team Member" will then register for the swims. 
      4. The "Team Member" will also choose the same drop down registration "Season Pass: Train With a Friend (Member)" and then choose the "Team Name" from a dropdown, and must enter the "Team Password" to register.
    • © 2015 Piranha Sports.  All Rights Reserved

This is not a series event.  Simply a training night.  Enjoy! 

Race director/management may alter any part or distance of the event as dicated by event day conditions, such as weather.
 
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Photos
   
View of Newark Reservoir
in the evening
Photo of Swim Start from Top of Delaware
Location:  Newark Reservoir
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Course Map
In utilizing the same swim course from the Top of Delaware Triathlon, the format is a 1/4 mile swim course.  If you desire to swim further, simply stay within the same course and swim multiple laps. 
 
As for Parking, please park at the main lot at the Reservoir.  Do not park on the grass.

 
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Directions
Located at the Newark Reservoir near 200 Old Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE 19711.

Use above address for GPS.

Park at the main lot at the base of the Newark Reservoir.  Do not park on the grass. 
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Refund Policy
No Refunds, No Tranfers, No Deferrals Under Any Circumstances, including weather. 

However, if possible, we will try and postpone later into evening (depending on light) or to the next evening.

 
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