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The Ithaca Triathlon Club sponsors various events throughout the year including weekly training events, self-guiding training program for new triathletes aka (Newbies!!), and clinics that help improve your skills and knowledge about the various aspects within the sport of triathlon.

These events are available to members of the Ithaca Triathlon Club. Due to insurance liability issues, we do require membership as a pre-requisite for participation in these events. See the membership page for more information.

If you would like to find a training partner, send a note to our club's email list serve.


ITC Lake Swims -

The lake has thawed and once again it is time to start thinking about open water swimming in Cayuga Lake. Please read the information below regarding this season.

In order to be involved in the Monday or Thursday night lake swims you need to

  1. attend one of the canoe safety clinics,
  2. be an ITC member in good standing, and
  3. pay a $10 fee.

IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ITC LAKE SWIMS YOU MUST ATTEND AND PASS A CANOE SAFETY CLINIC. Passing a canoe clinic involves learning some basic paddling techniques and demonstrating you can enter a canoe from deep water unassisted.

There are two canoe clinic options.

  1. For people who've passed the beginner canoe safety clinic and have swum at least twice in the last two years at our ITC lake swims, you will only need to attend a "refresher" clinic this year. These clinics will be offered on Monday, June 1 and Thursday, June 11 from 6pm to 7pm.
  2. For all people who do not fit the above criteria, you will need to attend a "beginner" canoe safety clinic. These clinics will be offered on Thursday, June 4 and Monday, June 8 from 6pm to 7:30pm.

You must be a club member in good standing to participate in the canoe clinic so please make sure your membership is up to date before singing up for a clinic.

The canoe clinics, and the lake swims, will be held at Francesca and Kent's house on the west side of the lake. People who can get to the clinics early (but no earlier than 5:30pm, please!) - or those who can stay late -- any help getting set up or putting the canoes away would be much appreciated.

Canoe clinic sign-ups will start Wednesday May 6, at the ITC club meeting. People attending the meeting will get first chance at space in the canoe clinics. Email sign-ups will start Thursday May 8 (emails received before Thursday will be trashed). To sign-up up via send an email to me at Specify which date you are signing up for, please. We will have about 6 canoes at our disposal. Plan on wearing your wetsuit - there will be some "water rescue maneuvers" practiced. You will get wet. The water will be cold.

Please consider your time schedule carefully prior to signing up for a clinic so as not to inconvenience other ITC members. It's best to have no more than 16 people per clinic so the clinics might have to be closed early.

Happy Spring and Happy Swimming!

Amelia Frye