June 10, 2019
JUNE OPEN WATER & JULY TRIATHLON OPPORTUNITIES
We will again be conducting Open Water swim practices for any interested NAAC Summer swimmers this year! Coaches Ross H & John S will be running Open Water practices at the Alum Creek State Park Beach from 6:30-7:45pm on all Tuesdays in June. If you are heading north on Lewis Center the park entrance is on the right (just north of Harbor Drive which is on the left). No registration or advanced notice is required, and we will post any possible weather cancellations to the Team Calendar.
To find the location on Google Maps, please simply enter "Alum Creek State Park Beach" and we will meet on the SOUTH side of the beach (furthest available parking from the entry), down near the beach/sidewalk area, Sation marker #6. Look for Coach Ross H and/or Coach John S!
Those attending 2 or more Open Water practices will also be eligible to compete at the Ohio Open Water Championships the morning of Wednesday June 26 at Hueston Woods Lake Acton, near Oxford, Ohio. No hotel required for the meet – we will just show up the morning of the race, ready to swim! Open Water Meet participation is not required if attending Open Water practices, but is strongly encouraged.
NAAC OPEN WATER PRACTICES
All Tuesdays in June 4**, 11, 18, 25
At Alum Creek State Park Beach from 6:30-7:45pm
**June 4 practice will be 7-8:15pm
OHIO OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wed June 26, all AM or early afternoon races
Hueston Woods Acton Lake
- Minimum 2 Open Water practices required
- 11 & Over National BB 500 Free times required
- 10 & Under National BB 200 Free times required
More details posted on the Open Water Championships Meet Page HERE!
And new this summer, we will also be offering a Triathlon clinic all Tuesdays in July meeting at Bevelhymer Park that will focus on bike and run, transitions, strategy and tactics. This is an opportunity for our NAAC Swimmers to learn a little more about and try out the sport of Triathlon. Coach Ross H will be the Lead Coach, and we will continue the same practice time from 6:30-7:45pm on all Tuesdays in July. Same as Open Water practices - No registration or advanced notice is required, and we will post any possible weather cancellations to the Team Calendar.
Those attending 2 or more Triathlon practices that are 15 and under will also be eligible to compete in the USA Triathlon Youth & Jr. National Championships held in Westchester, Ohio on Sunday August 4th. Competition is optional for any 15 and under athletes attending NAAC Triathlon practices, and the Race will require separate registration – please ask Coach Ross H for more details.
NAAC TRIAHLON PRACTICES
All Tuesdays in July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
At Bevelhymer Park from 6:30-7:45pm