Open Water Swims

Open Water Swims

We are cautiously optimistic about swimming in 2021. However, we need a robust swim committee to pull it off. E-mail the club at if you are interested in helping out.

You can still swim at Moreau on your own once the water warms up. 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.

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

Our 2021 Plan - Under Negotiation with Moreau Lake State Park

The 2021 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 1/1/19, please arrive no later than 5:30pm because you will need to perform a brief swim test.

Our 2021 swim season runs from Thursday 6/3/21 through Thursday 9/2/20. Swims take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:10 p.m (longer when the days are long and the water warms up a bit). 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 pre-qualify yourself through our online form, click here.


Annual club membership, $55, includes all swim 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 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.

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