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    Central IL Open Water Swim - Saturday, August 4, 2012

    WHAT: Central IL Open Water Swim (1.2-Miles & 2.4-Miles)
    **3rd Annual**
    Sanctioned by IL Masters Swimming Association for USMS, Inc.
    Sanction No. 212-W002

    The ONLY U.S. Masters-sanctioned open water event on August 4, 2012 in Illinois!!
    Join us!!
    Bring swimming athlete & volunteer friends!!

    When: Saturday, August 4, 2012
    Time: 9:00 A.M. CT

    Host: Central Illinois Masters Swim Team, Inc.
    Venue: Evergreen Lake, Comlara Park, Hudson, IL
    (~8-Miles North of Bloomington-Normal, IL off of I-55 & I-39)

    Event Website: CIOWS.org
    Online Registration: ClubAssistant.com/CIOWS

    Entry Deadlines: Online registrations preferred
    Online entries by NOON CT Aug 3, 2012 (July 21 for early discount)
    Paper entries by July 26, 2012 (July 14 for early discount)

    http://ilmsa.com/competition/upcoming
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    Re: Central IL Open Water Swim - Saturday, August 4, 2012



    A nice uptick in attendance last year, I believe. And the price is right.

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    Re: Central IL Open Water Swim - Saturday, August 4, 2012

    Good that this is the ONLY O W swim of the weekend!!

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    Re: Central IL Open Water Swim - Saturday, August 4, 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    Good that this is the ONLY O W swim of the weekend!!
    It's the only USMS-sanctioned OW swim in Illinois on that date. It is a popular date for a swim. The Long Bridge swim in Lake Pend Oreille, ID, for example, as well as Flathead Lake, MT, one-miler. And Point to LaPointe, WI.

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    Re: Central IL Open Water Swim - Saturday, August 4, 2012

    Swim in Illinois cuz we need the $$$$$$$$. I hope no politician is reading this or else they may think of some way to tax it !!!!!!

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    Re: Central IL Open Water Swim - Saturday, August 4, 2012

    Thanks to Chicago Masters for the recent shout-out about this swim, appended to the Big Shoulders email.

    For swimmers clustered in the northern latitudes, where the lake is hanging on grimly at low to mid-60s, a trip to the sweet sunny South of Hudson, IL, might be just the thing.



    Gaah, Lake Michigan dropped to 58 this morning. Where's the shivery emoticon? Welcome summer!
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    Re: Central IL Open Water Swim - Saturday, August 4, 2012

    Central IL Open Water Swim is only 3 weeks away!

    Who's in for this meet?

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    Re: Central IL Open Water Swim - Saturday, August 4, 2012

    How was the meet?

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    Meet was fun. I am a new swimmer and only did the 2K which was once around the buoys. The water was a bit low due to the drought but the water temp was good. The wind picked up some and we actually had some waves. That made the event even more enjoyable (not being sarcastic) since I got some experience in choppy waters.

    The staffing was great. Plenty of help in and out of the water. Plenty of food too. Facilities for showering afterwards was nice and great for those that did not swim.

    THIS WAS FUN.

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