Have you ever considered taking your workout to the lake? Chicago has one of the top open water swim locations in the world. Starting at Ohio Street Beach you can safely swim out along the break-wall across a beautiful sand bottom. The Chicago Park District has two distances marked, 1/4 mile out from the beach (you can stand the entire distance) and a 1/2 mile out.
Average Water Temp: 65 degrees
Rent a wetsuit for the week to wear test out in the lake, or use over race weekend. Just stop into our Fleet Feet Sports - Old Town or Fleet Feet Sports - Deerfield location and one of our expert fitters will get you in the right size, and on your way with a wetsuit for the week. Two week rentals, and extensions are not allowed. You will be charged $50 for each day the wetsuit is returned late.
We will have first come first served online wetsuit rentals for the TransAmerica Chicago Triathlon out of our Old Town location beginning the Monday before the triathlon at 10 am. Stay tuned via Twitter and Facebook for the sign up form.