RMC Race Ready Series
The ‘Race Ready’ training series has been designed to help both newcomers and veteran athletes gain experience with mass-starts, group swimming, and transitions to prepare them for the racing season.
This training series is in a swim/run format, with the swim/run frequency and distance changing depending on water temperature and experience gained. We’ll start off with a longer swim session and then a run, and as the series progresses move into multiple swims/runs in an evening to practice more starts, exits and transitions.
Coach Brendan MacKenzie will be cover triathlon specific swimming skills including water entry, sighting, swimming in a pack, exit, race strategy and water safety.
Safety personnel will be in the water and land to support participants.
The events begin at 6:30 p.m. from the beach at Echo Lake Provincial Park on Wednesdays in June (5, 12, 19 and 26) and July (3 and 10) until the Western Cycle Echo Lake Multisport Festival weekend. All events are weather dependent, so check Facebook and Twitter, or sign on to our mailing list for updates.
No registration required! Just show up!
These events are hosted by Regina Multisport Club for the benefit of club members. For insurance purposes a Triathlon Saskatchewan membership is required. If you do not have the required memberships you can purchase through our website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – What is the cost?
A – Free!
Q – How do I register?
A – You don’t need to register. Just show up. For insurance reasons, RMC membership with TriSask membership is required to participate.
Q - What is the plan for bad weather?
A - If the weather conditions do not allow it, we will not have the swim and/or the run. Participants will be notified as soon as possible for any changes to the events.
Q - I am training for a try-a-tri, can I swim a shorter distance?
A - The course will be marked with buoys. If you’re not comfortable swimming that distance you can exit at your leisure.
Q - I've never swam in the lake, is it cold/murky/wavy?
A - The lake will likely be colder in early June and probably murky. It could be wavy depending on the wind, and if the weather conditions do not allow it, we will not have the swim. It’s good to practice in the conditions that may be present on race day though, so don’t let that deter you from participating.
Q - Do I need a wetsuit?
A - As the water is likely colder in June, a wetsuit is highly recommended but not required. As the lake warms a wetsuit may not be necessary.
Q - I can't/don't run, can I just swim?
A - Yes.
Q - I can't/don't swim, can I just run?
A - Yes.