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July 23rd, 2022
Sylvan Lake Park (Sylvan Lake, AB)

The Sylvan Lake Open Water Swim (SLOWS) is presented by RnR Premier Events. Sylvan Lake is the ideal place for an open water swim event and a weekend away in a beach destination town with plenty for family and friends to do as well.  

 

Falling at the perfect time of year for triathletes to allow those athletes wanting to practice their 2km race pace the week before Calgary 70.3 or Ironman Canada athletes completing the 4km distance a month before their race.

We hope we will see you there!

Rose and Richelle 

What you get:

  • a plush SLOWS swim towel

  • a SLOWS silicone swim cap 

  • a finisher's medal

  • a safe and accurate swim course

  • post-race drinks and snacks 

  • discounts at local businesses on race weekend 

Race Entry Fees:

Register before June 30th = $70

*you must register by June 30th to guarantee your towel

Register between July 1st - July 22nd = $80

The not so fine print: 

  • please read refund/transfer policy

  • you must be 14 years or older (as of race day) to register

    • please note: this is regardless of athletic talent, experience or swim ability

Refund Policy:

No refunds, transfers, medical comps or deferrals under any circumstances. Once we receive and accept your entry fee, you will not receive a refund for any reason and you will not be able to defer your entry to another year. 

Transfer Policy:

While you are unable to transfer your registration to another participant, you may transfer to another distance at our mandatory pre-race package pickup (see below for dates, times and location).

Rollover Policy:

You may roll over your registration to our 2023 event BEFORE July 1st, 2022.

Race Details

Sylvan Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 25 kilometers west of the City of Red Deer along Highway 11 or Highway 11A. It is situated on the southeast edge of Sylvan Lake, a 15-kilometre-long freshwater lake, in Red Deer County.

It is just over a 90-minute drive from Calgary to Sylvan Lake, and about an hour and 45 minutes from Edmonton.

Package Pick Up: 

Friday, July 22nd 4pm – 8pm

Saturday, July 23rd 6am – 7am

Package pick up is at Sylvan Lake Park

(4403 Lakeshore Drive, Sylvan Lake, AB)

Note: We do not send race packs via mail.

Packages will not be available outside these hours.

You may have someone else collect your package with proof (ie. a text) giving them permission to pick up your package.

Race Day:

Saturday, July 23rd

6:00am - 7:00am – Package Pick Up

7:15am - Pre-Race Meeting - any last-minute changes will be communicated to you on the day.

7:30am - all men start

7:35am - all women start

9:35am - swim cut-off

9:45am - awards ceremony

*awards will be given to the top M and F in each 10 year age group:

  • under 20

  • 20 - 29 AG

  • 30 - 39 AG

  • 40 - 49 AG

  • 50 - 59 AG

  • 60 + AG

Race Start/Finish

The race starts and ends from Sylvan Lake Park (4403 Lakeshore Dr)

Athlete Area Opens at 6:00am
Athletes only inside designated area.

NO NUDITY ALLOWED. Please change prior to arriving and after you are finished in one of the washrooms near by. 

 
*You will pick up your timing chip and get body marked race morning at the Tri It tent. 

Parking is about a 450m walk away from race start. There is ample parking as it is a large parking lot. 

Spectators are welcome and will have good vantage points along the beach. Spectators may NOT be in kayaks/paddle boards and be alongside you as you swim. 

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Race Course

 

2km swim = 1 lap

4km swim = 2 laps

Upon completion, athletes must run up onto shore to cross the timing mat under the finisher's arch. 
 

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Wetsuits

Wetsuits are not mandatory but recommended. 

For the best selection of new, pre-loved and rental wetsuits visit the wetsuit experts, Tri It Multisport. They also carry an extensive selection of goggles, swim accessories and more!

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Volunteer

Races can't happen without volunteers.
Volunteer now!
All volunteers will receive a
a special volunteer gift.

Volunteer Positions Needed:

  • package pick up

  • athlete check-in

  • body marking

  • paddle boarders 

  • spotters

  • chip takers/finisher medals

  • more

For questions about volunteering,

please email sharbaruk@icloud.com

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 25 kilometres west of the City of Red Deer along Highway 11 or Highway 11A. It is situated on the southeast edge of Sylvan Lake, a 15-kilometre-long freshwater lake, in Red Deer County.

It is just over a 90 minute drive from Calgary to Sylvan Lake, and about an hour and 45 minutes from Edmonton. 

Sylvan Lake is a thriving hub of activity for families, seniors, and individuals of all ages. There are schools, churches, plenty of shopping options, and year round activities.

Sylvan Lake has a long history as a popular resort town. Because of the beautiful lake and the well-developed waterfront, tourism has been Sylvan Lake’s biggest draw since it incorporated in 1913. The town attracts over 761, 000 visitors every summer. Year round guests of the community enjoy activities and amenities such as outdoor waterslides, a marina with water sport rentals, swimming, and golfing. 

Waterfront restaurants and shops are popular attractions, with something for everyone.

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Register

  • please read refund/transfer policy

  • you must be 14 years or older (as of race day) to register

    • please note: this is regardless of athletic talent, experience or swim ability

Refund Policy:

No refunds, transfers, medical comps or deferrals under any circumstances. Once we receive and accept your entry fee, you will not receive a refund for any reason and you will not be able to defer your entry to another year. 

Transfer Policy:

While you are unable to transfer your registration to another participant, you may transfer to another distance at our mandatory pre-race package pickup (see below for dates, times and location).

Rollover Policy:

You may roll over your registration to our 2023 event BEFORE July 1st, 2022.

Questions? Email triitrichelle@gmail.com