Swim it to win it!
Train in the same waters as IRONMAN athletes! Lake Monona is a great sunrise location before the boat traffic puts in. Start your dip at Law Park, which is located just off John Nolen Drive by Machinery Row Bicycles and is the entry point for IRONMAN Wisconsin triathletes on race day. As you look up to take a breath, use the iconic Monona Terrace® Community and Convention Center to help guide you. The official 2.4 mile swim course is one big loop, but you can decide how far you go before drying off.
If big water isn’t your thing, try the nine-acre pond at Verona’s Fireman’s Park. This calmer body of water is great throughout the day for swimmers of all levels—though you’ll likely see some professionals there training for the IRONMAN year-round. Regardless of where you go, make all your swims more enjoyable and safe by swimming with a partner or group.
View the official Swim Course Map.