Beginners Open Water Swim (BOWS)!
BOWS is TCSD's flagship event for new triathletes, as well as for experienced members who want to make the transition from swimmer/cyclist/runner to true triathlete. We are here to support triathletes' transition from the pool to the joys of open water. BOWS meets at Mission Bay's Bonita Cove (1100 W Mission Bay Dr). We meet near the lifeguard tower on the cove's western (closest to the roller coaster) shore. Folks typically start arriving at about 5:30pm and we're 'toes in the water' promptly at 6pm. PLEASE NOTE: on Thursdays when TCSD is hosting its spectacular aquathlon events, BOWS will join in for a session of ocean swimming. This workout is primarily directed toward those making the transition from pool to open water. You should be able to swim at least 100m without stopping. A wetsuit is highly recommended, but not required, and the same goes for swim goggles. For safety's sake, a brightly coloured swim cap is required, but don't let that slow you down....we have plenty to share with you!