Multisport + Triathlon

Welcome to FRNY Multisport! As New York's only LGBT Triathlon Club, we offer training and camaraderie whether you’re considering your first sprint triathlon or getting ready for your fifth Ironman. Our members also regularly participate in aquathlons and duathlons (and if you have no idea what those are, we’ll be happy to tell you).

The centerpiece of the program are our weekly coached swims on Monday nights. They’re open to all skills levels, from beginner to competitive, as long as you’re already comfortable swimming 50 yards with your face in the water, including in the deep end. In addition to the regular workouts, we also frequently offer a five-week beginners’ series and more advanced one-night skill clinics.

In addition to the year-round swims, during the spring and summer we have triathlon orientation workshops, outdoor bike rides, and a list of featured races in which we try to organize a large turnout of team members.

Please get in touch with us at multisport@frny.org with any questions or for more details, and be sure to check out our multisport page on Facebook as well!

 

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Monday 7:45pm coached Swim

Please join us at our Monday night swims! They’re at Sacred Heart from 7:45-8:45 pm. We have six lanes all to ourselves so we can accommodate a wide range of skill levels. We do ask that you be comfortable swimming 50 yards with your face in the water, including in the deep end.

There are a few requirements to be aware of. You’ll need to be a member of FRNY. Swims are normally $10 each and you’ll have to be a member of US Masters Swimming - however, you can try out your first swim for free and without joining USMS as long as you sign a waiver form.

Payment is by punch card, which are available in five-swim increments and can be purchased online. If you need assistance in affording the coached swim program, FRNY scholarships are available. 

When you come to your first swim, please be sure to bring goggles, a swim cap, a towel, and a lock for the locker. That’s all you’ll need (other than a swimsuit!).

Please check our Multisport FB page or the FRNY Calendar for updated information on any schedule changes, holiday closings, or our specialty technique clinics! Once you are a member you can use our swim sign-up sheet to let us know you’re coming and reserve your spot.

We’re available at multisport@frny.org to answer any questions you might have. Looking forward to seeing you at the pool!


Multisport Target Races 2018

While our members race in triathlons and multisport events all over the world, we have a few every year we designate as target races to have a larger and more visible presence. 

January 28 + April 8: FRNY Indoor Triathlon Series at Chelsea Piers (Sprint Distance).  Keep your racing skills honed through the winter with this great new FRNY event indoors at Chelsea Piers. 


Sunday, July 1: New York City Triathlon (Olympic Distance)  Big City, Big Race - Swim in the Hudson with thousands of other racers, Bike the West Side Highway and finish in Central Park. 


Sunday, August 5: Staten Island Triathlon/Duathlon/Relay (Sprint Distance)  This flat course is a perennial favorite for us — it’s a perfect first-time-triathlon event. The course is flat, and the loops on the bike course make it easy for spectators to cheer. It’s a smaller, local event, the bay is calm and warm (no wetsuit needed) and you can take the ferry over and back the day of (no hotel stay needed). 

  • https://nytri.org/staten-island-tri-duathlon/ 

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Sunday, August 5: Gay Games 10 Triathlon (Olympic Distance) Join us for some extra French flair at  Vaires-sur-Marne, just outside of Paris which will be the site of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 

 

Sunday, September 16: Toughman New York (Half-Iron distance) in Harriman State Park, NY.  A nice challenging longer-distance race to cap the season!