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thinkersw
February 27th, 2005, 11:03 PM
I am coming to Florida for Short Course Nationals. I was wondering if there was any open water races at the same time as Nationals, May 22-25? At Nationals in Hawaii, there was a great open water race and I would love to participate in another race? Does anyone have any information on open water races near Ft. Lauderdale?

Thanks

beireland
February 28th, 2005, 12:29 PM
http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1202013 is the web site for a swim on May 21 in Fort Lauderdale. Good luck.

I asked earlier and was told that there was no swim directly associated with the champs but found this one during the same weekend and near by.

Rob Copeland
February 28th, 2005, 02:12 PM
Deerfield Beach is about 20 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale, so depending on the timeline you could do the Mile ocean swim and get back to the pool in time for the 200 Fly.

hammerheadcm
March 5th, 2005, 07:33 PM
the open water swim in Deerfield Beach is part of a series sponsored by the ESM group. the website is http://www.familyfitnessweekend.com The triathlon draws more competitors than the open water. the swims are low key. Deerfield is a nice beach though. The ocean should be about 80 degrees by that time in May.
I am hoping that the timeline allows for me to do it and then be in Ft. Laud. for the 200 fly. You can enter the day of the race.

thinkersw
March 14th, 2005, 05:59 PM
Thanks for replying. I don't want to miss the 500 on Saturday, so it looks as if I won't be swimming in the open water swim. Thanks for the information though.

SJ