BIC® Soleil® Swim Angels

A super opportunity for veteran triathletes and/or veteran swimmers to support other women giving it a “TRI”, many for the first timel.

Each Swim Angel will receive

  • Logo’d BIC® Soleil® Swim Angel ™ swim cap
  • Logo’d souvenir BIC® Soleil® Swim Angel™ tech tank shirt
  • The eternal gratitude of those you support

Swim Angel Responsibilities

  • The Swim Angel program, sponsored by BIC® Soleil®, is made up of women "guides" offering encouragement and providing a calming presence to women who may experience anxiety in the water
  • BIC® Soleil® Swim Angels swim alongside participants, and when necessary, secure help from water safety personnel. A significant number of water safety personnel are present at each Race
  • BIC® Soleil® Swim Angels are NOT expected to provide lifeguard-type assistance to participants
  • BIC® Soleil® Swim Angels will be in the water for approx. 30-45 minute intervals
  • If the BIC® Soleil® Swim Angel™ program looks like a good fit for you or someone you know, please contact our Swim Coordinator, Ardis at [email protected]

What You Need to Bring

  • A wetsuit, goggles and fins are optional
  • A towel
  • Dry clothes to change into
  • A gear bag to store your gear
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun
  • A big smile, gentle spirit and great attitude

About Ardis Bow

Ardis Bow is the National Coordinator of the BIC® Soleil® Swim Angel™ program. She has completed over 150 Triathlons, Marathons and Ultra Marathons around the world including more than 15 Ironman® Triathlons and Ironman® distance races. Her background in multi-sport competition is extensive with numerous Ironman Triathlon finishes placing in the top 10 women. Ardis has served as the National Coordinator of swim support programs for over 10 years.



The Xxtra Mile LLC is a women’s and girls’ active lifestyle company based in New York City. Its properties currently include the Trek Women Triathlon Series, the Danskin Triathlon Series, Team Future™, a mentoring and training program for women and girls, and BRAIDS™, a think tank for women’s and girls’ active lifestyle initiatives. Trek and Trek Women are trademarks of Trek Bicycle Corporation. Danskin is a trademark of Studio IP Holdings LLC. Team Future and BRAIDS are trademarks of the Xxtra Mile.