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dsidner
January 25th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Entry forms are here:
http://www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats11/25kentry.pdf

for the 25K Open Water National Championships in Morse Reservoir, Noblesville, Indiana. Don't miss this event as it is only offered every 3 years.

Please visit our website for more information:
http://www.grinswim.org/2011USMS25K/

I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Dick Sidner, Event Director

dsidner
February 5th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Entries are beginning to roll in. We already have 7 competitors signed up for the solo race. While we are a long way from our limit, the race will be capped at 60 solo swimmers. Don't be denied. Register now!:banana:

dsidner
February 16th, 2011, 09:18 AM
Just to keep everyone updated, we now have 11 solo 25K entries with more than two months remaining before 'early bird' cut off.

The 25K training blog of Jim Barber and Victoria Rian is updated nearly every day for those interested in how world class channel swimmers are training for this event. go to...
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_131350546931856&ap=1
:banana:

smeltgirl
March 12th, 2011, 11:29 PM
So, how do you gauge if you're ready to do a 25k? I love the 10k distance. I am not fast, but I am steady, and I did 3 open water 10k's last summer, and one 10k postal, plus some 5k's and 2 milers. My average 10k time is 3 and a half hours. My usual 5k time is an hour and a half. My time for Big Shoulders was slow, but I am proud I finished under those conditions.

I did the 10k at Noblesville last year, and was so impressed with the level of organization of that event. The water was crazy hot, but there was such attention to our safety, I did it anyway, despite training in Lake Michigan and having scant hot water experience, and I had a wonderful time. I'd like to do another 10k this summer, but ideally, it would be USMS certified. I did enjoy the Diamond Lake 10k, that was a hoot, I would do that again, even if it's not USMS certified.

Anyway, how do you know if it's doable? I am a slow twitch muscle kind of a gal, I THINK I could keep chugging along, but it is obviously a very serious distance.

Also, how hot will it be--it's earlier this year, right? Perhaps not so hot?

Finally, if you have 10k open water races to recommend, what are they? That distance I know I can do and enjoy.

Daniel Slosberg
March 13th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Finally, if you have 10k open water races to recommend, what are they? That distance I know I can do and enjoy.

There's a wonderful 6-mile in Santa Barbara, CA:
http://www.semananautica.com/events/18
It's a small race -- maybe around 30 swimmers. The water generally hovers around the high 50s to mid 60s. And of course you get to hang out in Santa Barbara and maybe even eat at La Super Rica:
http://tinyurl.com/4fdyqpo

Hoosier
March 13th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Smelt girl Swim for Kids Sake in August in culver In has a 10k. two hour drive from chicago, great lake.

E=H2O
March 13th, 2011, 08:00 PM
There's a wonderful 6-mile in Santa Barbara, CA:
http://www.semananautica.com/events/18
It's a small race -- maybe around 30 swimmers. The water generally hovers around the high 50s to mid 60s. And of course you get to hang out in Santa Barbara and maybe even eat at La Super Rica:
http://tinyurl.com/4fdyqpo

:ohyeah::ohyeah::ohyeah:

Jeff Maydak
March 16th, 2011, 11:48 PM
smeltgirl,

I'm a member of the host team and swim in Morse Reservoir nearly every weekend between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. On average the water temperature should be about 7-10 degrees cooler than last year's 10K, probably in the mid-high 70's (74-78).

As far as whether or not you're ready for that distance, I had only one swim longer than a 5K - a 10K in 2007 - when I completed this same 25K in 2008. I also swam in last year's 10K in Noblesville. I consider myself more of a short course swimmer so the training for the 25K was intense for me. I checked the 25K off my list so I'm opting for a relay this summer.

Good luck if you choose to swim it. We'll see you in Noblesville.

orca1946
March 24th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Give it a try !!! You can't train a 25K , so just go do it.

Bobinator
March 24th, 2011, 10:17 PM
If the 25K isn't your gig the relay 25K is a blast!!!!! I think my team's gonna win the old-folk division this year!!

dsidner
April 3rd, 2011, 06:27 PM
Another update from the 25K Event Director... The solo field is more than half full with 20 days remaining until early registration ends on April 23. After that the price goes up and the number of slots diminishes. This is your last chance until 2014. Don't delay! :banana:

dsidner
April 11th, 2011, 07:45 PM
only 15 slots remain. :banana:

dsidner
April 17th, 2011, 09:21 PM
Very good weekend for the mail... almost the entire field is full for the solo event. A few slots and alternates still remain. I'm trying to gather more resources (kayaks and paddlers) to accommodate a few more swimmers.:banana:

dsidner
May 2nd, 2011, 09:51 PM
Solo field for the 25K is filled (overfull actually) with 67 competitors. The field is comprised of 29 women and 38 men from 21 states, 2 Canadian Provinces and Puerto Rico. We also have over 30 relays. This should be a blast. Hope for good weather!
Event Director:banana:

jim thornton
May 3rd, 2011, 08:39 AM
What are the age groups for the relay? And is there a mixed relay category?

heidi k
May 3rd, 2011, 11:56 AM
I'm curious about that too. I know in 2008, relays were offered and national records were set. I can't find those results. I would assume that the relays would be 18+, 25+, 35+ and so on, as in the postal series.

Hi Jim! Come to Noblesville! It would be great to see you.

Bobinator
May 3rd, 2011, 10:16 PM
What are the age groups for the relay? And is there a mixed relay category?

The Carmel compound will be available for lodging! I'm in a 55-59 mixed relay and we're gonna kick some major booteeee!

dsidner
May 8th, 2011, 04:13 PM
I'm curious about that too. I know in 2008, relays were offered and national records were set. I can't find those results. I would assume that the relays would be 18+, 25+, 35+ and so on, as in the postal series.

Hi Jim! Come to Noblesville! It would be great to see you.

Results from 2008 can be found at http://onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php?event_id=2788

yes, age groups are 18+, 25+, 35+ etc.