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    Boston Light Swim 8 mile Boston Harbor

    Anyone here swim this last Saturday? I will quote from the official site:
    This was a race to remember with grueling conditions from end to end.

    * 20-mph winds from the NW into the swimmers' path through the race
    * Horrendous waves, especially after the Long Island Bridge
    * Cold water throughout the race

    My daughter won the womens side, really pumped for the "worse conditions in 10 years" . she wanted a race to prove she is ready for the Channel, not the little Red Light House swim at 16, nor swimming the Manhattan Marathon at 18 were not enough. Almost 4 hours of 60 degree temp. stopping to ride out some waves, swimming impossible, Those on scene say they think she is ready........Guess I best be sending in for my passport, understand that it takes awhile.
    First race of this kind I have not attended in person, will never make that mistake again. Anyone know of any links (checked the Boton Globe and Herald) would much appreciate.
    God Bless America

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    Re: Boston Light Swim 8 mile Boston Harbor

    HUGE congrats to your daughter... that sounds like a very tough race! You likely already have the sites that I found:

    The website for the race: http://www.bostonlightswim.org/
    The results: http://www.bostonlightswim.org/2007/results.pdf

    Not many fiinishers, I see! But given the conditions, I can understand why!

    Again, great race for your daughter... you must be a very proud dad!

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    Re: Boston Light Swim 8 mile Boston Harbor

    God Bless America

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    Re: Boston Light Swim 8 mile Boston Harbor

    Congrats to your daughter! That's awesome! I badly wanted to do it this year, but my shoulder kept bugging me so much that sometime in mid-July I decided against it. (Well, it was the shoulder, but also the fact that I haven't lasted more than an hour and a half in 60-degree water.) Next year though...here's hoping the conditions for 2008 will be a little better!

    Is she planning to swim the Channel next year? Does she have a slot yet? After reading about this race, I would say she's more than ready!

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    Re: Boston Light Swim 8 mile Boston Harbor

    Have ordered packet, will have boat captain lined up by end of September... She will graduate from College this Spring...will continue to swim until attempt in Aug or Sept next year. Then she says she is hanging it up for a while. Having swam since age of 5 to now 21, I understand the need for a break..... What is the best beer sold in Britian?.. (got to get the important stuff out of the way first)
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