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Open Water Swimming - 10k - 2006

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by PabloCruise, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. PabloCruise

    PabloCruise

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    Hey Crew,

    Some of you might remember that I do some open water swimming and wrap up the season with a 10 kilometer swim in Horsetooth Reservoir in Colorado every year.

    You can read more details about last year's event here: https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=52318

    Well, we held our event last Saturday, 12 August and things went very well. We hosted the USMS Open Water Nationals this year, and that meant we could open up registration to 100 entrants vs. our cap of 50 that we had in the past.

    The event filled in 1 month on Active.com, which is pretty fast considering this event used to be ~20 or so folks who thought it was a good thing to do for the community and a good swim.

    We ultimately had 83 people start the race and 79 finish.

    I finished 58th overall. I am glad I finished, but my time of 3:30:13 is not to my satisfaction. :mad: I wanted to beat my last year's time of 3:24. Everyone says the course is not the same year to year and the distances vary by a few hundred yards, but who cares?!? I wanted to crush my last year's time! :D

    If anyone wants to see more, you can read results here: http://whswim.com/results/2006results.html
    or read about the event and the fundraising we do for youth in Northern CO: www.whswim.com
     
  2. PabloCruise

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    Here is the event venue:

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    We have the highest altitude (over 5000 feet) Point-to-Point open water 10k West of the Mississippi!

    This year the weather was beautiful! The start was a little overcast w/ temps in the 70's. Water temp was probably 70-72 degrees F.

    Last year we had air temps in the 50's! It was drizzly and foggy the entire race. At the start when everyone swims out to meet up with their escort vessel, it reminded me of Titanic.

    2005 start:

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    Is anyplace higher east of the Mississippi?
     
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    LOL, probably not.

    My point was that our race is point-to-point, vs. swimming in a circle...
     
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    Hmm... I should have named this The Ultimate Swimming Thread - TUST!
     
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    hey TJ, in the second pic, are those people trolling for swimmers? ;)
     
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    Yup - we swam out about 1/4 mile to hook up with our individ boats.
     
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