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chaos
October 13th, 2010, 10:53 PM
who would have thunk that October 16 would be the day of not 1; not 2; BUT 3 open water events.... the shortest being 10 MILES!

that right:
Swim The Suck 10 miles
http://www.swimthesuck10mile.com/Site/About.html
starring forumites evmo and chicken of the sea

The Distance Swim Challenge 12.5 miles
http://www.distanceswimchallenge.com/
starring forumite and the guy in the white tiger suit RobbieD

Ederle 17.5 miles
http://www.nycswim.org/Event/Event.aspx?Event_ID=2012
I will be joined by 9 heavy hitters for this 2010 NYCSWIM finale.

they are predicting a little weather for saturday in these parts so the course direction has been changed and the start time will now be 4:45 AM (thats right folks.... darkness, wind and waves! what could be a better way to wrap up the season)

ViveBene
October 13th, 2010, 11:59 PM
And in 3 different parts of the country! All my friends will be out of town this weekend!
:)
Isn't there a Thanksgiving splash for CIBBOWS?

Chicken of the Sea
October 14th, 2010, 12:34 AM
who would have thunk that October 16 would be the day of not 1; not 2; BUT 3 open water events.... the shortest being 10 MILES!

that right:
Swim The Suck 10 miles
http://www.swimthesuck10mile.com/Site/About.html
starring forumites evmo and chicken of the sea

The Distance Swim Challenge 12.5 miles
http://www.distanceswimchallenge.com/
starring forumite and the guy in the white tiger suit RobbieD

Ederle 17.5 miles
http://www.nycswim.org/Event/Event.aspx?Event_ID=2012
I will be joined by 9 heavy hitters for this 2010 NYCSWIM finale.

they are predicting a little weather for saturday in these parts so the course direction has been changed and the start time will now be 4:45 AM (thats right folks.... darkness, wind and waves! what could be a better way to wrap up the season)

Barra, I dedicate this song to you

YouTube - Crowded House - Weather With You

C O'C

chaos
October 14th, 2010, 12:55 AM
And in 3 different parts of the country! All my friends will be out of town this weekend!
:)
Isn't there a Thanksgiving splash for CIBBOWS?

veterans day..... november 6!

thewookiee
October 14th, 2010, 07:16 AM
the start time will now be 4:45 AM (thats right folks.... darkness, wind and waves! what could be a better way to wrap up the season)

Just more reasons why I stick to pool swimming. Good luck to everyone swimming these events. Have fun!

roncollins
October 14th, 2010, 07:50 AM
You Da Man, Dave! I don't think anyone hase EVER had a season like you in 2010. Next, move to Florida so you don't have to cram all these events into 6 months.

ChrisM
October 14th, 2010, 01:00 PM
I'l be volunteering the start of the Distance Swim Challenge in Manhattan Beach, 12.6 mile distance. Water is finally warming up!

Daniel Slosberg
October 14th, 2010, 01:26 PM
Water is finally warming up!

Shhh -- don't tell anybody. I'm afraid you'll jinx it. (I'm signed up for the 12.6, and I'm very superstitious. Got in just south of the Santa Monica pier this morning. Let's just say that both the water temp and the current put a smile on my face.)

Ken Classen
October 14th, 2010, 03:39 PM
who would have thunk that October 16 would be the day of not 1; not 2; BUT 3 open water events.... the shortest being 10 MILES!

that right:
Swim The Suck 10 miles
http://www.swimthesuck10mile.com/Site/About.html
starring forumites evmo and chicken of the sea

The Distance Swim Challenge 12.5 miles
http://www.distanceswimchallenge.com/
starring forumite and the guy in the white tiger suit RobbieD

Ederle 17.5 miles
http://www.nycswim.org/Event/Event.aspx?Event_ID=2012
I will be joined by 9 heavy hitters for this 2010 NYCSWIM finale.

they are predicting a little weather for saturday in these parts so the course direction has been changed and the start time will now be 4:45 AM (thats right folks.... darkness, wind and waves! what could be a better way to wrap up the season)

Hey Chaos,

I know you only do the long open water's but there is a shorter OW on 10/16 a Golden Gate crossing in San Francisco bay. http://www.waterworldswim.com/events/GGB/index.html


Then the next day you can do the Tiburon Mile http://www.rcptiburonmile.com/

Chicken of the Sea
October 14th, 2010, 04:35 PM
I wasn't even going to mention the Round The Sound 10k swim is on in Bermuda the same day...I hope it's rough! hehehe

chaos
October 14th, 2010, 05:06 PM
ken,
i did the bob roper bridge swim last year... love swimming in the bay!

amanda,
totally forgot about round the sound..... my bad.

ron,
fla is a nice place to visit, but...........

RobbieD
October 14th, 2010, 05:10 PM
The Distance Swim Challenge 12.5 miles
http://www.distanceswimchallenge.com/
starring forumite and the guy in the white tiger suit RobbieD


thanks for the shout out dude... hopefully I can live up to this hype! I figure between the white tiger suit and my DB approved kayaker I should do ok with it!

MickYoung
October 14th, 2010, 06:01 PM
I wasn't even going to mention the Round The Sound 10k swim is on in Bermuda the same day...I hope it's rough!


4 inch waves! 80 degree water!

Only the strong survive!

I believe it's on the 17th, so one could take part in one of these other events then take a flight to the tropics.

Chicken of the Sea
October 15th, 2010, 12:27 AM
4 inch waves! 80 degree water!

Only the strong survive!

I believe it's on the 17th, so one could take part in one of these other events then take a flight to the tropics.

I've done the swim twice and I swear the waves were 12-18 inches and the water was 79. To make up for the hardship there's beer at the finish line :)

srcoyote
October 15th, 2010, 08:36 AM
This Swim the Suck looks interesting. I'm no ten-miler this year (would have been last year). I'll be interested in finding how that went in prep for a possible swimming of said suck in 2011.

mjtyson
October 17th, 2010, 03:32 AM
veterans day..... november 6!

Hey chaos, isn't Veteran's Day the 11th? 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month...that kinda thing. ;)

chaos
October 17th, 2010, 09:27 AM
Hey chaos, isn't Veteran's Day the 11th? 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month...that kinda thing. ;)

could be, but here is the race info:

http://cibbows.org/races/

ViveBene
October 17th, 2010, 10:01 AM
How did all those October 16 swims go?
I did a bitty one in L. Michigan (sub-60, fine) before an October picnic. :)

RobbieD
October 18th, 2010, 01:52 PM
I survived the 12.6 mile Distance Swim Challenge in LA... holy crap that was a hard swim

http://robaquatics.com/2010/10/2010-distance-swim-challenge-12-6-miler-wrap-up.html

Daniel Slosberg
October 18th, 2010, 04:58 PM
... holy crap that was a hard swim

Couldn't agree more; it felt closer to 30. The organizers did a great job, though, marking the course and making the in-and-outs as smooth and painless as possible.

ChrisM
October 18th, 2010, 04:58 PM
I survived the 12.6 mile Distance Swim Challenge in LA... holy crap that was a hard swim

http://robaquatics.com/2010/10/2010-distance-swim-challenge-12-6-miler-wrap-up.html

Good job Rob. I volunteered at the start and introduced myself, but didn't want to intrude on your pre-race planning. Loved the report. It was kind of weird, being a point to point, we sent you all off, never to be seen again (at least in Manhattan Beach)

RobbieD
October 18th, 2010, 05:43 PM
Daniel - it was tough, but high five on such a strong swim... you blazed through that thing! How did you end up doing with the water temps?

Chris - thanks for saying hi! I was a little preoccupied so I couldn't chat as much as I would have liked, but I always like meeting people I interact with online in person even if it's just for a minute... also... thanks for being a volunteer, you guys made the whole thing go nice and smooth for us in the water!

Hoosier
October 19th, 2010, 07:38 AM
Congrats Rob! I wish I had the guts and ability to do that swim.

info@randynutt.com
October 19th, 2010, 10:39 AM
....is the 17th close enough?

Bermuda Round the Sound race recap:

http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com/2010/10/round-and-round-they-went-in-bermuda.html

Chicken of the Sea
October 19th, 2010, 10:58 AM
....is the 17th close enough?

Bermuda Round the Sound race recap:

http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com/2010/10/round-and-round-they-went-in-bermuda.html

Nope. Sorry.

Daniel Slosberg
October 20th, 2010, 11:41 AM
How did you end up doing with the water temps?

I did fine until the last couple of hours. My arms tired out earlier than I expected, so I couldn't turn over fast enough to stay as warm as I would have liked.

How were the water temps for you? (By the way, it was great to meet you and Beth before the swim.)

-Daniel

RobbieD
October 20th, 2010, 11:53 AM
Daniel - yeah dude, it was great to run into you pre-swim... and thanks for saying hi as you speeded past me in the water!

I spend so much time in colder places that the water temps didn't really phase me on this one... it was nice for me to not have to worry about it on such a long swim. I got more sensitive to the flux in temperatures later in the day, but I never got cold. Now if I could just trade some of that cold tolerance for speed...

ChrisM
October 20th, 2010, 02:59 PM
Did they ever post results/times? I've got a few friends that did shorter distances/relays, but haven't seen any indication of times

RobbieD
October 20th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Did they ever post results/times? I've got a few friends that did shorter distances/relays, but haven't seen any indication of times

they did over here http://www.imathlete.com/events/OptimisSportDistanceSwimChallenge?z=1287601829492 look on the left hand side to download the pdf... fair warning, I don't think that they're 100% correct/final. If your friends swam the USMS waves their times are probably off by 5 minutes in that document