I was talking to someone (sorry I forgot your name) at the swim clinic last weekend about a open water swim race that could be used as practice for DC Tri. The race was recommended by my mentor and is called the Jim McDonneel Lake Swims:
It is held over Memorial Day weekend. I think I am going to do the 1 mile race. If anyone else wants to do it let me know and we can form an unofficial NTP team.
I'd be interested.
Keep me posted too. Thanks!
I think this looks great! Thanks for posting the info.
It looks like there are two events - A swim clinic and 1 mile practice swim on Saturday for $20 and then a race (1 and/or 2 miles) on Sunday for $55. I wonder which one to do?
Count me in for the 1 mile practice swim.
Actually, last year there were a few of us who swam both the 1 and 2 mile swims, but at $90 that was pretty steep. I'll be in for the 2-mile for sure. Will have to wait and decide whether to wetsuit it or not.
I'm in for the 1 mile practice swim on saturday. thanks!
There's about a 30-minute interval between the two events.
I'll join in for the 1 miler!
I'm thinking about the 2-miler. It is a little pricey and you have to pay the "masters fee" if you are not in their masters club. Wish they had a DC Tri discount but they do not. Still, it looks like fun and great practice for EM.
In for the practice on Saturday and then both the 1 and 2-mile swims on Sunday. Just hoping not to be last out of the water. Afterwards I usually ride a few miles on the W&OD.
Thanks again for posting this. I signed up for the practice swim on Saturday since it was only $20 and included a clinic.
i can't find where you all signed up for this. can you let me know because i would be interested in doing this. thanks. annalisa
The actual registration link is here:
Does anyone know how much support is out there during the swim practice? I can eek out 1500m in the pool and presumably I'd be in better shape by the end of May, but tackling 1 mile for my first open water swim might be a bit much. Would love the get advice from folks with more OW experience. Thanks!
There is plenty of support of kayakers and lifeguards on paddle boards. But if you aren't too comfortable with open water swimming, I would suggest that you do the clinic on Saturday to give you a feel of the open water. Continue to practice throughout the year what you learn at the clinic. Then, maybe aim to do the swim next year.