Race Information

Open Water Swims at the Newark Reservoir

Tuesday May 1, 2018
Open Water Training Swims at the pristine and clear Newark Reservoir - 6PM to 7PM every Monday from 5/1/17 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


Race Categories

Race Category 
Season Pass: Individual - Swims
Swim Clinic Individual Session(s)

*We will see you in 2018*
Thank you for swimming with us in 2017.  We will see you at the beginning of 2018.  Dates TBD.
First Open Water Swim Starts TBD
From 2017:  The water temperature taken on/around April 20th was 56.8 degrees and with the collaboration of all parties, in the interest of safety, we've decided to start our first swim session starting on Monday, May 1, 2017.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

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.

For the absolutely best deal, consider purchasing the Season Pass.

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About the Open Water Swims at the Newark Reservoir
FROM 2017:  Meet us at the top of the Newark Reservoir every Monday evenings from 5/1/17 (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.
  • $12.00 per session when registering in advance via online.  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.
  • $160.00 for an Individual Season Pass.  This package will be available until 5/14/17 in which after that time, only individual sessions will be for sale.   The Season Pass averages to around $7 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 scheduled Swim Sessions.
    • © 2015-Present -  Piranha Sports.  All Rights Reserved

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

NO TRANSFERS, NO REFUNDS, NO RAIN DATES PLANNED in the event of any cancellations.

Race director/management may alter any part or distance of the event as dicated by event day conditions, such as weather.
View of Newark Reservoir
in the evening
Photo of Swim Start from Top of Delaware
Location:  Newark Reservoir
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.  Alternative parking is available about 1/4 mile away on Paper Mill Road at the light in the parking lot. 

Directions and Parking
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 or at Curtis Mill Park at the traffic light (about 1/4 mile Away located at the corner of Old Paper Mill Road and Paper Mill Road.  Do not park on the grass. 
Refund Policy
No Refunds, No Tranfers, No Deferrals Under Any Circumstances, including weather. 
Absolutely, NO EXCEPTIONS.