Has anyone done the Patriot's Half/Int'l/Sprint Swim? Can you give a quick description of the James River? Setup Events describes it as "brackish." I'm signed up for the Int'l on Sep 13, but it doesn't look like I will have a chance to get down there for a practice swim. Thanks!
Expect to get wet! ;)
I am doing the half on Saturday. I expect the water to be similar to the brackish water out at Sandy Point - slightly salty with poor visibility, i.e. cannot see your hand when it's fully extended in front of you. I am heading down there over Labor Day weekend to ride the course. If swimming is allowed, I'll jump in and let you know how it is.
Unsolicited tip: whenever I get out of salty waters, I always want a little something sweet to get rid of the salty taste in my mouth. I'll have a small piece of candy ready to go in transition, being careful not to accidentally choke on it during the bike. On second thought, maybe I should just take a swig of soda while in T1 . . .
Personally, I like a swig of Listerine after such a swim...
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