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Weekly Walden Open Water Swim


This is the reoccurring meetup for the weekly open water swims at Walden Pond. A well attended venue for triathletes training for races of all distances.

The gate opens at 7 a.m. and the Parking is right off of Walden St. Walden charges to park a their lot ($5) via a computerized parking attendant that takes cards. I'd recommend the annual pass if you think you're going to come to more meetups. Alternatively, It's a short distance from Concord High School. Some people avoid the parking fee by parking near Concord High School and then walk/ride their bike over to Walden. Click here for the map of the parking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across and back from the beach (Pictured above) is a little over a mile mile; a perfect distance for those training for 70.3 and Ironman races.

There are also some close to shore routes for people getting better acquainted with open water (see distance maps). We meet near the lifeguard house right on the beach closes to Walden street. Here is the map of walden pond.

This meetup is important because you always want to swim in groups if you can. Make certain that you look out for each other. Don't attempt to swim across the pond if you haven't trained for that distance. Always match up with someone or a group that swims your pace. The beauty of Walden is that you can swim very close to shallow water and get some good open water training in.

If there are people that are looking to go long for the first time, let me know in advance and I may be able to swim angel, or get a swim angel group together. That way we can do it in a controlled and safe environment.

For those that are really new and nervous about open water swimming, stay tuned for a beginners clinic that I'll put on in the summer.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anybody going for a swim this weekend, 05/11?

    May 8, 2013

    • Anuj

      I won't be able to make it again this Sat. But I'll make it there 05/18.

      May 8, 2013

    • Adam P.

      i'll be there

      May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a really fun event. The water was cold at first but after about 10 mins it wasn't that bad.

    May 7, 2013

  • Anuj

    Hi folks - did anyone make it out to Walden yesterday? What was the water temp. like?

    May 5, 2013

    • Kelly

      There were 5 of us for the 8:30 swim, two with full sleeves suits, two sleeveless, and one with no wetsuit. We did a small triangle, about 1/2 mile. It was freezing at first as the first leg was the worst but it got better as by the end those of us with suits were pretty comfortable. Even without the suit it was doable but very cold the whole time.

      May 5, 2013

    • Anuj

      That's great, thanks! I hope to join the group for a swim soon.

      May 5, 2013

  • Michael G.

    Won't be able to join the group tomorrow..Please keep me posted for the next swim in May.
    Thanks,
    Michael

    May 3, 2013

  • Jenny S.

    Breakwater sports site is reporting water temp of 58 earlier this week. Double caps and Vaseline temps!

    May 1, 2013

  • Michael G.

    Jenny,Swam there yesterday..Water was freezing.

    May 1, 2013

  • Jenny S.

    I'm hoping to get there, but might be later in the day when the sun is warmer!

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The water seems a little chilly. Will anyone else be using a sleeveless wetsuit?

    April 29, 2013

    • Michael G.

      I'll be wearing one for the 1st time.

      April 29, 2013

  • Michael G.

    Thank you for the update..Looking foward to Saturday which will be my first open water swim..Needless to say I will join the slower group closer to shore.See you then.
    Michael

    April 29, 2013

  • Susan J.

    Does anyone know what the water temp is now? Have a wet suit but am debating...

    April 28, 2013

    • Jen P.

      Probably 58-59 degrees. You won't be in for long.

      April 28, 2013

  • Adam P.

    Not sure about water temp. It will be cold. But I think it will be manageable

    April 28, 2013

  • Jen P.

    Holding off a week or two...water was freakin freezing when I went out for the first open water swim with you last year!

    March 28, 2013

  • Adam P.

    Id recommend a wet-suit for early season swimming. Its chilly!

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Tony

    Usually near 70 by the end of May

    March 15, 2013

  • Camille M.

    Do you know what the water temps are this time of year?

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the swim and meeting some new people.

    March 14, 2013

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