Open Water Swims

The 2019 Saratoga Triathlon Club open water swims will take place at Moreau Lake State Park in Gansevoort, NY. Moreau Lake is an ideal venue for open water swimming and we invite you to come along! Read on for details. If you have not done a race with an open water swim since 1/1/17, please arrive no later than 5:30pm because you will need to perform a brief swim test.

Our 2019 swim season runs from Thursday 5/30/19 through Thursday 8/29/19. Swims take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. We ask that you arrive early to get checked in.


All participants need to sign a waiver and submit evidence of being able to competently swim in the open water. To learn more about this process, or to pre-qualify yourself through our online form, click here.


Fees for club members are $5/swim or $40/season (13 sessions). For others, a day membership must be purchased for $5 in addition to the $5 swim fee. Please become a member!

There is an $8 fee to enter Moreau Lake State Park. You can save plenty of money by buying an Empire Passport ($80) which gets you unlimited access to not only Moreau, but all the parks within the NYS Parks system for the summer.

We hold swims rain or shine; however, when severe weather is predicted, please check our Facebook Page and STC Forum for all updates on swim cancellations.

Child Care

A sitter is available at most swims.  The sitter charges $5.00 per child for the swim.  Please pay the sitter directly at each swim.  We will also provide updates on our Facebook and STC Forum to update when a sitter is and is not available.