I just looked at the meet info for kicks...today is Feb. 2nd, just opened registration 2 days ago, and already the distance events are filled up!! INSANE!!! 48 1650s and 80 1000s already!
I'm glad I don't live in an area of the country that has that much demand to get a mile swim done. But it sucks for those folks over there who really want to get a swim in and now can't!