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swimr4life
May 11th, 2004, 09:37 AM
Is anyone from Ga. going to the Fernandina Beach open water race? I'm trying to decide whether or not to go. Have you ever swam this before? Where is a good place to stay? Any info would be appreciated!

Rob Copeland
May 12th, 2004, 10:05 AM
Beth,

Iíve never been there, but theyíve told me itís nice. I will be there and swimming. Iím staying at the Ocean View Inn. Other hotels include:
Amelia Inn & Suites(1) $99, normally $149 904-261-5735
Best Western(1) $84.95, normally $129.95 904-277-2300
Hampton Inn(1) $99, normally $119 904-321-1111
Hampton Inn & Suites $129, normally $187 904-491-4911code OWC
Located in the center of town approximately 2 miles from the registration, finish line and ceremony area.
C Beachside Inn No discount, $129 to $176 904-261-4236
Ocean View Inn $65 to 85. 904-261-0193
Located right at Main Beach and Registration area.

I hope to meet you there!

swimr4life
May 12th, 2004, 12:37 PM
Thanks Rob! I hope I can go. I haven't done an open water swim in 4 years!! I've never swam a competition in the ocean! I've swam open water in the Gulf but that doesn't really count!...smooth water with not many waves!:rolleyes: I hope my schedule will allow me to go. If I do, I hope to meet you there. Are you going to the meet in Athens? I can't wait to swim in that pool again. It is beautiful and fast!

CammyFly
May 12th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Beth,

You're going to have to pick one-Athens or Ferdinand Beach Swim. Both are 6/12

swimr4life
May 12th, 2004, 05:37 PM
OOOOPPPPS!!! I've been so busy...end of the year school stuff and softball & swim team..that I did not realize that!!! I'm so embarrassed!! Thanks for pointing that out. It makes my decision easy!:D Athens here I come! Thanks anyway for the info Rob. Good luck at the race.