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Asheville Triathlon

Asheville Triathlon

2020 Asheville Triathlon - swim, bike, run

iDaph Events is excited to once again bring back this popular fast & fun sprint triathlon!
The race consists of a 400 meter swim, a 12.5 mile bike course and a 5K run course. These distances make this sprint triathlon great for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites. Novice + Beginner tri-athletes love this race! Elite athletes – get ready for a PR!

This race is fast and is a huge hit among local elites.

NEW FOR 2020: NEW LOCATION!
This year the Asheville Triathlon will take place in Patton Park, Hendersonville, NC! DIRECTIONS TO PATTON PARK

Patton Park is run by the YMCA of Western North Carolina and owned by the City of Asheville. The park consists of 400m pool swim, 12.5 mile bike and 5k run! The bike and run will use parts of the beautiful Oklawaha Greenway.

Swim

The 400 meter swim takes place in Patton Pool, an Olympic sized 50 meter lap pool with 8 lanes. We will space the swimmers in time trial starts. THIS IS NOT LIKE PAST EVENTS! EACH SWIMMER MAY NEED TO START A MINUTE AFTER THE SWIMMER IN FRONT OF THEM TO ALLOW ENOUGH DISTANCE. Participants will have a time trial start with plenty of time between each swimmer and will be organized in wave starts according to their estimated 100 yard swim time. Swimmers will flow in one direction in the lane.

Bike

The 12.5 mile bike course rolls through the quiet and beautiful Oklahawa Greenway in the City of Hendersonville, exits the Greenway and flows along a ‘rolling’ course through Henderson County countryside roads. Cyclists will return to the park by way of the Greenway and back to the transition zone.

Run

The 5k run is FAST and for the most part-flat, except for one little dipper hill that you will crest before entering back to the park. The entire 5k run is on the quiet, shaded and beautiful Oklahawa Greenway in the City of Hendersonville. The section of the greenway used for this event will run towards Jackson Park. There will only be a short section where the bike/run overlap. The route is an out-and-back, lollipop course, with one ‘self-service’ water station at the halfway point. We do encourage you to bring your own fuel, nutrition and refreshments for this event.

 

 

Asheville Swim League

Asheville Swim League

The 4th Annual Asheville Winter Swim League will kickoff in January and go through February 13th on Thursdays from 6:30 pm-8 pm. All levels and abilities of swimmers are welcome to attend!

PLEASE NOTE: AVL WSL will end on February 13th this year due to pool repairs.  

What is the AVL Swim League? The intention of the swim league is to build a better swimming community in WNC. All levels and abilities of swimmers will be training together in a friendly, cohesive, structured and coached GROUP atmosphere.

Last one of the 2020 Session: Fun and Games 

Last one of the 2020 Session: Fun and Games 

by Coach Susan

Swim Workout Thursday, February 13 , 2020 

LAST SESSION OF THE YEAR! 

Last one of the 2020 Session: Fun and Games 

Warm Up: 

Group 1: 100 Freestyle 

50 Kick 100 Pull 100 Choice 

Group 2: 150 Freestyle 

100 Kick 100 Pull 100 Choice 

Group 3: 150 Freestyle 

100 Kick 150 Pull 100 Choice 

Game of Catch 20 x 25 

  • Reverse the order in your lane so that slowest person is first and fastest person is last. 
  • Dive in 5 seconds apart (at some point I might start telling you guys when to go) 
  • Goal is to tag person in front of you 
  • Can not tag back person who caught you until next 25 
  • Get out of pool on far end and walk around to deep end to dive in for next 25 
  • When tags occur the tagger goes in front of the tagged on the next 25 

Follow the Leader min 4 cycles of 50s i.e. each person is leader 4 times 

  • Start with 2 person swim - with a partner one pulls and the other holds first person’s ankles and kicks, at wall switch places for 2nd 25 
  • After that the first person decides what to do for a 50 and everyone follows the leader. 
  • Leader goes to back of line and the next person leads 
  • try not to repeat what you do - here are some ideas: 
  • any of the strokes or combination of the strokes 
  • kicking on side 
  • kicking on back 
  • somersaults in middle of each length of the pool 
  • sculling head or feet first 
  • 1 arm strokes (R arm down, L arm back) 
  • dog paddle 
  • sidestroke 
  • Breast pull with dolphin kick 
  • swim underwater 
  • corkscrew 
  • drills: fist swim, rotisserie, catch up, triple switch, shark, puppet or whatever you can think of! 

Asheville Swim League

Asheville Swim League

The 4th Annual Asheville Winter Swim League will kickoff in January and go through February 13th on Thursdays from 6:30 pm-8 pm. All levels and abilities of swimmers are welcome to attend!

PLEASE NOTE: AVL WSL will end on February 13th this year due to pool repairs.  

What is the AVL Swim League? The intention of the swim league is to build a better swimming community in WNC. All levels and abilities of swimmers will be training together in a friendly, cohesive, structured and coached GROUP atmosphere.

Asheville Swim League

Asheville Swim League

The 4th Annual Asheville Winter Swim League will kickoff in January and go through February 13th on Thursdays from 6:30 pm-8 pm. All levels and abilities of swimmers are welcome to attend!

PLEASE NOTE: AVL WSL will end on February 13th this year due to pool repairs.  

What is the AVL Swim League? The intention of the swim league is to build a better swimming community in WNC. All levels and abilities of swimmers will be training together in a friendly, cohesive, structured and coached GROUP atmosphere.