Frequently Asked Questions
What do you wear to do a triathlon?
Some people do the entire race in a bathing suit while others will wear a triathlon suit that transitions between events easily. I suggest that a first timer invests in a pair of triathlon shorts (bicycle shorts with less padding) as these can be used as cycling shorts if you choose not to continue with triathlon.
I cannot swim, and I've always dreamed of completing a triathlon. Is it possible?
Absolutely, we offer swim training from beginner to advanced. We have a few athletes who learned to swim as adults and they have become half and full Ironman finishers.
Do I need to know how to do a flip turn to train with you?
No! Actually flip turns are not allowed or discouraged in many of our pool swimming events.
Do I need a wetsuit?
No - many people train and race without a wetsuit. Unfortunately, we have had a few events where the lake water has been cool enough that wetsuits have been mandatory. In these cases, there is usually another option given to those who do not have a wetsuit.
Do I need a special bicycle?
Definitely not. All of our events have athletes racing in mountain or cruiser bikes all the way to triathlon specific bicycles. Although go into the event with a less competitive heart as you will be passed by faster bikes.