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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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  • Rohit

    I don't have a wetsuit, not yet. You guys think it would be ok tomorrow morning without a wetsuit!

    May 31, 2013

    • Jilly

      Rohit, I'm considering not using one. I swam last Sat. and it was borderline. With 3 days of 90 degree weather, I think we should be ok.

      May 31, 2013

    • Tony

      Rohit, we get the Xterra discount 60% off and free shipping. You should get one.

      May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! I do have a wetsuit

    May 26, 2013

  • Tony

    Absolutely this is the right group. Do you have a wetsuit Jessica?

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm training for a sprint triathlon this summer and looking to get better at my open water swimming. Walden pond seems like the best place around Boston to swim but I've never been there before so I could use a little direction. Would this group be right for me?

    May 25, 2013

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