Aquathlon is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. A typical aquathlon is a run/swim/run combination; however it is not uncommon to see a two-stage race which is simply a swim/run combination.
The run can take place on a trail, a road or a path. It just depends on what the course calls for and where it is located. Similarly, the swim can take place in any body of water – a pool, a reservoir, an ocean, etc.
Some aquathlons are designed to help endurance athletes train for bigger multisport races and improve their swim/run transition or open water swim times while others are designed for athletes who are just getting into the multisport lifestyle.
Possibly some of the most attractive aspects of this sport are that the race distances are short so less training time is required, equipment needs are minimal and it is a fairly inexpensive sport to get into.
Here at Thanyapura the training sessions distances vary as follows:
- Swim : 300-500 meters
- Run: 2km-5km