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Open Water River Swims

OPEN WATER RIVER SWIMS! To help you get ready for our local triathlons, including the 70.3 in September, we will have open water river swims on Friday and Saturday mornings starting June 21 at 8:00 am. Meet at the public parking lot just upstream (north) of 178 Bradly Blvd in Richland and we will carpool up to the start at Howard Amon Park.  After we swim back down, you can use the warm water hose in Eric’s driveway to warm up and get the river muck off you and your wetsuit!

Some important notes about these swims.  There is NO LIFEGUARD for these swims.  If you show up to swim it means that you are capable of doing the swim without help from others.  We may have an escort kayak/paddle board every now and then, but don’t count on that.  Secondly, especially since we won’t always have an escort kayak, you must swim with a swim safety buoy to provide extra visibility to the boaters on the river.  A brightly colored pool toy tethered to your ankle works, but the SaferSwimmer buoy (or other brands) usually have a dry bag within the buoy that is mighty handy for storing flops, keys, and whatever during your swim.

Forward any questions to Eric at