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Organizers of TriRock Philadelphia with title sponsor Johnson and Johnson have announced that the 2013 event will showcase a few new initiatives aimed at helping the participants feel more comfortable during the swim.
First, both the sprint (800m swim) and the Olympic (1500m swim) will feature completely downstream swims on a point-to-point course.
Second, the buoys have been completely redesigned and will be featured prominently every 100 meters along the course. The buoys will be marked with distances to help athletes with awareness of their position on the course.
The final leg of the plan is the addition of three swim clinics in the months leading up to the main events on June 22 (sprint) and June 23 (Olympic).
The first clinic took place this evening and focused on basic stroke technique. The remaining two clinics will teach race day skills (May 9) and a focus on open-water swimming (June 8).
To register for TriRock Philadelphia and to sign up for the clinics visit Trirock.competitor.com/Philadelphia. TriRock Philadelphia is owned by Triathlete.com’s parent company, Competitor Group.