Hello Swimmer…or Aspiring Swimmer!
If, you are a swimmer, wanna be, or triathlete and live in the Central New Jersey area and want to improve your open water swimming you need to join dt+n at Peddie Lake in Hightstown, NJ this season. Our mantra, “Make Each Swim a Memorable Experience.” All abilities welcome in the water. Let us help you reach your swimming potential today!
dt+n’s ‘Wake Around the Lake’
- Congratulations to everyone who has come out to work on your Open Water Swim confidence and fitness. It truly has been a privilege and a pleasure having you for the 2023 season. We look forward to seeing you next year!
- If, you are search of some One-on-One Swim Instruction or looking for group camaraderie feel free to drop us an inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org as we have swim services running through the Fall, Winter and Spring.
- “Like us” on Facebook for ALL Swim Announcements for the 2023 season.
2024 dt+n Tentative OPEN WATER SEASON SCHEDULE
Q & A
Please take the time to read through some commonly asked Questions/Answers.
Are dt+n’s swims at Peddie Lake a USAT event and are they permitted?
Yes. Hightstown Boro & USAT permitted and insured posted swim times. Swimming outside of scheduled swims is not permitted. You must be a USAT one day or annual member to swim.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit?
No. But, for you reference USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits. We ask you to align yourself with such rules to carry into your event/s.
Is Peddie Lake safe to swim In?
Yes. We work in conjunction with the NJ Watershed to ensure weekly water quality. A baseline water quality is gathered for one month prior to the start of the season to ensure water quality. Thereafter, the water is tested each week. Note, the quality of the water can change with extreme weather. We reserve the right to cancel swims for your safety in such cases.
How old do participants need to be to swim at Peddie?
All participants must be 13 and over on or before 12/31 in the year of event. The parent or guardian must have a photo ID, be over 18 years of age, and sign both the USAT waiver and Peddie Lake Open Water Swim Waiver in dt+n’s online sign-in process.
Are there lifeguards?
Yes. Our certified lifeguards are manning kayaks with rescue tubes at all times for your safety and peace of mind. We ask you to please consider tipping the ‘lifesavers’ at the dt+n tent during check-in or out for their service. It is greatly appreciated!
I am a beginner. How far should I be able to swim to attend the open water sessions?
Our course is approximately 325 yards in length(note, distance may vary from week to week as we drop buoy anchor freshly before each swim). It is highly recommended that you be able to swim that length before attending. You can swim shorter out/backs from dt+n’s registration to approximately 25 yards out to build confidence. If, you would like more one on one individual attention consider one of our open water swim clinics. A MUST can’t miss experience.
Will there be day of registration?
Yes. Please have all your purchases made online prior to arriving at check-in and have them available for confirmation as you will move more swiftly to swim. There is no ability to ‘paper purchase’ at check-in. You will be asked to step aside and purchase via your smartphone via credit card, show proof then swim. Nobody has time to waste waiting in line… To swift swimming!
Can I wear my own swim cap?
No. We will provide you with a custom white dt+n swim cap. You must wear the dt+n swim cap provided. Please bring this cap to each swim after you have received it during your initial visit. To saving the environment..please recycle!
How will you know if I entered or left the water?
You will have a numbered tyvek band with your name and time entering the water recorded at check-in. You MUST check out at the tent upon exiting the water. Failure to do so will result in termination of ability to swim. Please consider your safety. It is our priority.
Can I use 5 or 10 Block Pass unused sessions the following season?
No. Your pass is only valid in the calendar year you purchased it.
What if I purchased a Daily Pass and it storms on the day of the pass?
We will honor the pass at your next attended swim. There are no refunds. All sales are final.
I purchased a Season Pass last season. Can I use it the following season?
No. Season, One Day and Multi-Day Passes are ONLY valid for the current sanctioned/insured year. Daily passes are ONLY valid on the day you purchased it for. If, you want flexibility purchases a pass that meets your needs.
If, you should have any further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Season Pass; 2023
Best value…enjoy unlimited swimming!
- $225- Season Pass
One Day Swim
USAT One Day Membership
*One-Day will be purchased through USAT not dt+n.
USAT SANCTIONED EVENT
dt+n’s Peddie Lake Open Water Swims are USAT sanctioned and insured. Therefore, you are subject to USAT rules as follows. At each swim you attend you will need to bring your USAT card and photo ID. NO ID, NO SWIM, NO EXCEPTIONS. If, you are a USAT member and you do not bring your photo ID, there are two options:
a. Go home and get it
b. Have someone email it to your phone
If, you are not a USAT member or your membership expires/expired mid season you will need a One-day USAT membership for each swim you attend at Peddie. One-day memberships can be purchased online from USAT. If, you do not bring your USAT membership you have four options:
a. Access a temporary card
b. Go home and get it
c. Purchase a One Day from USAT (we cannot procure Annual or One Day memberships)
d. Use the USAT Card App available for download through the App Store and Google Play store
Our mission is to have you swim swiftly. Please have made your purchase prior to arriving at check-in and have your purchase available for confirmation. This will ensure you and your fellow athletes move more swiftly to swim.
WEATHER & WATER QUALITY
We will do everything in our power to provide dt+n’s Peddie Lake Open Water Swims as scheduled. However, if severe weather i.e., lightning/thunder storms are in the vicinity we undoubtedly will keep you out of the water and out of harms way. Additionally, we do a baseline preseason testing and have the water tested weekly. If the water quality does not meet standards on a particular day we will not expose you to such conditions. Thus, causing a cancellation. An announcement will be posted on our Facebook page as soon as a decision relevant to the above is made. Sorry we cannot control Mother Nature.
Swimming will be done in a continuous clockwise pattern (3-Red triangular dt+n buoys always on your right shoulder). Swimmers can start and stop at any time. The distance of the triangular course is approximately 325 yards. Please note anchored buoys are dropped freshly each week. Thus, the distance may vary slightly. Multiple loops can be done to achieve desired training time or distance.