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Maryland Swim for Life 2012
CREATED: 02/01/12 by ballstoncyclist REPLIES: 23
ballstoncyclist's ravatar ballstoncyclist    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 492
Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 2/01/12 1:55 PM

Good opportunity for an open-water swim of your choice: 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 miles.

Saturday, July 14, 2012. Fun, charity event on the Eastern Shore, with very good post-swim food.

http://www.swimdcac.org/DCAC/swimforlife/Home.html

afava's ravatar afava    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 257
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 2/01/12 4:16 PM

"Good post-swim food" is not doing this justice. BEST SALADS EVER.

I did my first open water swim at this event. Great for newbie triathletes in addition to the swim team folks!

Andrea

morunner66's ravatar morunner66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 702
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 2/02/12 8:37 AM

I was looking at this last year, but couldn't make it. What are logistics for getting out there? Do you drive out race morning or stay over night? $ and time always an issue for me.

Thanks,
Maureen

ballstoncyclist's ravatar ballstoncyclist    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 492
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 2/02/12 9:07 AM

A group of us did it in 2010 and we just drove in the morning. It was not bad at all.

HillOE's ravatar HillOE    JOINED: 3/2/09    POSTS: 76
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 2/06/12 7:37 AM

I love this race! Highly recommend it. It's a great race for new to open water swimming: no/low chop, not too strong a current and good support and everyone is so supportive and friendly! It's also a great race for seasoned swimmers: long course, variety of speeds and a great opportunity to draft and/or master drafting off a DCAC swimmer (they are fast!), and everyone is so supprotive and friendly!


As Andrea (fava) said the food is fantastic!

vkatikin    JOINED: 1/22/12    POSTS: 23
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 2/07/12 5:30 PM

What's your sense of water quality for this course? Anything to be aware of?

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1751
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 2/08/12 8:06 AM

The water quality's fine, tho the water can be kind of shallow sometimes. The main factor is there's a counter current going out, then a big push behind you coming back (downriver, then upriver).

Organizers say the event doesn't fill up, so you don't have to decide what distance to swim at this point in the season, if you're unsure of that right now.

In; 3 miles I hope.

ballstoncyclist's ravatar ballstoncyclist    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 492
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 4/12/12 8:56 PM

Registration is now open!

jbrez's ravatar jbrez    JOINED: 1/30/11    POSTS: 259
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 4/13/12 7:15 AM

Someone peer pressure me into the 5 miler.

skarpers's ravatar skarpers    JOINED: 5/9/11    POSTS: 35
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 4/13/12 7:44 AM

Just registered earlier this week for the 2 mile option :)

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1751
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 4/13/12 7:50 AM

JBrez: It's really just a 2.5 miler. After the halfway point, you get to swim with the river current, instead of against it, and can just float back to the finish...

jbrez's ravatar jbrez    JOINED: 1/30/11    POSTS: 259
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 4/13/12 7:55 AM

I'd like to see an option for a 2.5 mile swim with boat ride back while you drink coronas.

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1296
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 4/13/12 8:52 AM

I'm in for the 5 miler

Tuan

ballstoncyclist's ravatar ballstoncyclist    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 492
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 4/13/12 7:08 PM

Tuan, if you do five miles I'll donate copiously in your name. I think we have the potential for breaking the donation record of the event.

RJohnson1979's ravatar RJohnson1979    JOINED: 9/13/09    POSTS: 81
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 4/13/12 8:41 PM

In for the 5 miler!

Ryan

denaindc's ravatar denaindc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 149
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 7/05/12 2:18 PM

In for the 1 miler. I spoke with the director and there is still room for more swimmers. Sign up for a great OWS opportunity and to support a worthwhile cause.

afava's ravatar afava    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 257
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 7/05/12 2:49 PM

Anyone have any idea what the jellyfish situation is right now?

In previous years they haven't been an issue at Swim for Life but heard that there will be more jellyfish this year in bay and rivers due to warmer water temps so...

denaindc's ravatar denaindc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 149
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 7/05/12 3:08 PM

http://chesapeakebay.noaa.gov/forecasting-sea-nettles/

There is only a 30% chance there will be jellyfish in area during the event. The swim is pretty far away from the bay.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1751
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 7/05/12 3:41 PM

All I've heard is that the bull sharks have reappeared, in the Chester River, and that organizers have renamed the event "Swim For your Life"....

afava's ravatar afava    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 257
RE: Maryland Swim for Life 2012
POSTED: 7/10/12 7:15 PM

In for 2 miles. Registration is still open.

Look forward to a fun day with everyone on Saturday!

Andrea

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