Monday, December 8, 2008

New open water swim series in town

We bring you the Triangle Open Water Swim Series:

April 18 - The 5280 Swim at Beaver Dam (Falls Lake)
June 7 - Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge (Jordan Lake)
August 30 - The Nuclear Swim at Harris Reservoir (Harris Lake)

Proceeds will benefit the Triangle Aquatic Center, where we swim.

Since Bri and I started the master's group, we'd been discussing starting an annual open water race in the area. I used to do tons of these and we have all these great lakes around. So last month I started the process of organizing a swimming race in Jordan Lake.

After looking around a bit, I found out that Jason and the gang at FS Series were planning a one mile race in conjunction with a triathlon at Beaver Dam in April. I got in touch with him, we sat down, and decided to join forces. We came up with three events. So next year, you'll have ample opportunity to jump in an organized open water race here in the Triangle area.

We're still finalizing sanctioning, but it'll either be USA Triathlon or US Masters swimming. Unfortunately, USA Swimming (age group) has a tremendous amount of hoops to jump through, and if you haven't figured it out, I don't jump hoops.

We'll have all the details for each event up by mid-January.


Cody's Tri Blog said...

Very Cool! Will probably try one of these out for fun.

Mark Gale said...

Garrett Weber-Gale's new freestyle DVD can help you swim faster. Check out the trailer on his blog:

Good luck in '09!