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.
"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!
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.
A group of us did it in 2010 and we just drove in the morning. It was not bad at all.
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!
What's your sense of water quality for this course? Anything to be aware of?
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.
Registration is now open!
Someone peer pressure me into the 5 miler.
Just registered earlier this week for the 2 mile option :)
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...
I'd like to see an option for a 2.5 mile swim with boat ride back while you drink coronas.
I'm in for the 5 miler
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.
In for the 5 miler!
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.
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...
There is only a 30% chance there will be jellyfish in area during the event. The swim is pretty far away from the bay.
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"....
In for 2 miles. Registration is still open.
Look forward to a fun day with everyone on Saturday!