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February 5th, 2003, 11:03 AM
Did any of you open water swimmers participate? If so I'd like info on conditions you experienced? I'm sending in my application soon. Thanks!

February 5th, 2003, 03:08 PM
There is more than one c in the fisch.:D

Rob Copeland
February 5th, 2003, 04:16 PM
I have not tried this one, yet. But I did notice that Dave Parcells swam it last year. Dave is a great guy and an excellent open water/marathon swimmer. So he should be able to give you the low down on conditions as well as other tidbits.

Try emailing Dave at parcells@snet.net.

February 5th, 2003, 09:32 PM
Thanks! I sent him an e-mail.

February 19th, 2003, 04:04 PM
After a month of deciding, I finally signed up for the swim. The longest I have done in the open water is 3 miles, although I am not so worried about the distance as the cold!! I would love to hear from you throughout the next few months with encouragement. It would be great to know others who are doing the swim before I get there.

February 19th, 2003, 10:23 PM
fishoutawater, Good for you! I'm sending my application in this weekend. I've been undecided for a few reasons but know my training is right on. I have done one 1.7 bay swim, a number of 3.1 swims with buoys, a 10k ocean swim with kayak escort and more recently a 4.8 mile river swim with escort. I'm new to the 7.5 mile distance so we can encourage each other!