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November 6th, 2009, 05:56 PM
The 13th Annual 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim is now accepting entries for soloists and relays. Go to http://www.DistanceMatters.com for more information and entry forms.


November 9th, 2009, 10:00 AM
-ahhh....one of the best finish lines in open water swimming: Whiskey Joe’s……

November 9th, 2009, 05:35 PM
-ahhh....one of the best finish lines in open water swimming: Whiskey Joe’s……

i swear i could smell the burgers before i swam under the last bridge.

November 10th, 2009, 09:56 AM
What is the "discounted" entry fee if you bring your own boat? Did I miss it in the attached file?

November 10th, 2009, 04:26 PM
I was gung ho for this event. The unfortunate $300 increase rained on that parade. And people say Triathlon is expensive. :badday:

November 10th, 2009, 04:48 PM
And people say Triathlon is expensive. :badday:

tris are expensive and you don't get your own personal motorized escort for 12 hours. many of the captains earn their living as fishing guides. if they couldn't earn a days pay as a swimmers pilot, they would likely make other arrangements.

November 11th, 2009, 07:59 AM
no doubt. I agree that they deserve every penny, just in the end it's a lot of money.

December 16th, 2009, 06:07 PM
I agree, it's a lot of money, but it's less than other open water swims that take several hours less to complete. Some of our people are on the water over 14 hours on race day.

February 18th, 2010, 04:49 AM
Bump- We have several more spots available for solo swimmers and relays. Entry deadline is in 2 weeks, so give a call or email us if you are entering at the last minute. Thanks!

February 19th, 2010, 08:56 AM
-it's a great (long) swim event & highly recommended!

March 2nd, 2010, 07:52 PM
Entry deadline was March 1, but we are able to take a few more apps if you send them in ASAP.

Chicken of the Sea
March 3rd, 2010, 09:42 AM
I can't afford it. Are you offering scholarships? :)

April 16th, 2010, 10:02 PM
conditions look damn near perfect....
good luck everyone tomorrow

April 16th, 2010, 10:38 PM
The water temp is expected to be 70F, winds from the E then S at 7mph, UV index 10, mostly sunny w/ a high of 82F. The low tide coincides w/ the early morning start and allows the swimmers to swim with the flow as the water comes back into Tamp Bay. The 3pm high tide eventually gives way to an outgoing tide that puts the swimmer on a treadmill by 6pm if they are not near their final destination.