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Open Water River Swims

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

We plan to start getting is some river swims starting on July 1st.  We will meet up Friday mornings at 7:30 and Saturday mornings at 8:30.  Meet up spot is the same as previous years, which is the public parking lot just upstream of the Marina Vista Estates townhouse complex (downstream from the River Front Hotel).  We drive to the upstream get in point and then swim downriver, getting out across from Eric’s townhouse, where a warm water hose will be available to wash off the river scum and rinse out your wetsuit.  3 things to know:

  1. You need to swim with a swim buoy or some other brightly colored floaty toy that increases your visibility to the boaters.  When everyone wears one it increases the visibility for all of us.
  2. These are not lifeguarded swims.  Some times we may have an escort kayak or SUP, but don’t expect one.
  3. Due to number 2 above, if you show up for the swim you are making the statement that you are capable of swimming in the river.  The river is colder and darker than any pool you swim in. Please take that into account before you show up for a swim.

Contact Eric at sageg@charter.net with any questions.

NOTE: THIS SWIM INCLUDES SUPERVISING THE KID’S SWIM IN HOWARD AMON PARK.  WE WILL STOP THERE ON THE SWIM DOWN TO HELP THE KIDS!!!

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Date:
August 13
Time:
8:30 am - 9:30 am
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