Saratoga Triathlon Club

STC Summer 2020 Virtual Duathlon/Triathlon Challenge!

This event is completely free and can be completed from August 1 - August 31 on your own time. Here are the rules:

  • Pick either two or three (or more!) activities to do back-to-back. Any activities will do: run, bike, swim, dance, row, hike, kayak, waterski, climb, yoga, pogo stick -- the more creative, the better! There are no requirements for specific distances or times. Do what feels good for you.
  • Sign up for the event here, and when you've completed your two/three events, post your results here. We hope you will also post your results, with photos, on the STC Forums Facebook page!
  • You must perform your activities safely. Please maintain social distancing at all times and wear a mask when necessary.
  • Please feel free to share your photos and experience on the STC Forums page on Facebook.

All participants who post their results will receive a special STC Summer 2020 Virtual Du/Tri magnet!

Event Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/xKvwsoB6tAqGj9Jf9

Event Results Page: https://forms.gle/EX7FpmQ1wbW7dpf59

Also, please note: By engaging in this event, participants assume all risk and acknowledge their responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others.

Have fun and we can't wait to see your results!


STC Message Regarding CoVID-19

Hi everybody - we all hope that you are doing ok during this pandemic. While there are a lot of unknowns with respect to training, races, and events for this year, we want to keep you in the loop as to where things stand now and what we know and don't know about what will happen this summer.

The Board has voted to cancel the rest of the swim season at Moreau Lake. This is obviously not the summer that any of us wanted. Personally, the swims are one of the highlights of the summer and a great chance to see everybody in the club.

As it stands, there are restrictions at Moreau Lake State Park for permits not to exceed 25 people. Our swims average 60-110 people, and because of uncertainties with Covid, the state park does not have a date when the number would be lifted closer to 50. In addition, we want to make sure that everybody is safe, from our volunteers, swimmers, and the lifeguards. Our season is now a bit more than half over, and most everybody's events have been cancelled.

Moreau has been and is a wonderful partner with our Club. We were in frequent communication with them and they want us to swim there as well. We are very hopeful that next year, things can return to a better normal and we can put this year behind us.

In the meantime, note that you can still swim at Moreau on your own, we just can't do it formally as a group. If you choose to do this, know that this is at your own risk, and please use the buddy system and don't swim alone. Stay away from the buoys marking the guarded swim area and be aware of other non-motorized boats. If you have a swim buoy, use that for greater visibility.

If you became a member this year, know that your membership will be extended through April 30, 2022 so that you will not need to pay next year. Otherwise, all memberships from last year were extended through the end of April 20, 2021. If you wish to join now, the membership is good through April 30, 2022. You can join at https://www.saratogatriclub.com/join-stc

Capital District Triathlon Club is conducting swims at Crystal Lake in Averill Park. Details can be found here: http://www.cdtriclub.org/


Club Meetings

The dates and times of club meetings are announced via e-mail to the club membership. Our next meeting will be on line on August 25, 2020.


Summer meeting times are immediately following our swims on Thursdays.


2020 Swim Season [Cancelled]

Our open water swim series is normally on Thursday nights between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

All swims are at Moreau State Park on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm sharp.


Questions:

E-mail saratogatriclub@gmail.com.

Snail Mail: Saratoga Triathlon Club, PO Box 4451, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


News

We are looking for folks who can volunteer for some of the duties on Thursday nights. Volunteering is a wonderful chance to get to know your fellow club members. Working the check-ins and check-outs allows you to put faces with names. And I guarantee you will feel wonderful about doing it. If you had a lousy day at work, volunteering at a Thursday night swim will totally change the karma of your day. Saratoga Tri-Club Members are without doubt THE friendliest group you are ever going to meet while wearing a wetsuit and standing around on a beach. Please touch base with Jeremy, Jason, Joanne, Meg, Carl, Jodi, Chris or Kristen if you would like to volunteer.

Every time you volunteer your name will be entered into an End-Of-Season Raffle for cool prizes.

Subscribe to our mailing list! This is the best means of keeping in touch with the club.


Current Board Members for 2020:

Jeremy Davis- President

Jason Hare- Vice-President

Kim Thompson - Treasurer

Joanne Van Horne- Secretary

Members at Large: Meg McCabe, Chris McNally, Kathy Pfeiffer, Lori Langdon, Brian Dillenbeck

Peace!