The view from my window (w/ apologies to Andrew Sullivan). This weekend: the Cascade Lakes Swim Series & Open Water Festival, at Elk Lake, Oregon. 5 races over 3 days; 11K at 4900 feet elevation. Full report to follow, but watch my Twitter feed (@pointswim) for interim dispatches.
Monthly Archives:: July 2010
This past week in Roberval, QC Canada, the best open-water swimmers in the world converged on Lac St-Jean for the FINA World Championships. The contested distances: 5K, 10K, and 25K. Team USA made an impressive showing: Eva Fabian (5K) and Alex Meyer (25K) took gold in dramatic fashion, and Fran Crippen took bronze in the… Read more »
I’m usually not one to back down from a race. So, my decision to scratch yesterday’s 2-mile Lake Erie Open-Water Swim was not without regrets. I had some chores to take care of down in Columbus before the renters move in to our house. I figured, instead of returning the same way I came (through… Read more »
RESULTS posted here. The final USMS Open-Water Championship of the year – a 10K at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, Indiana – was impeccably organized, highly competitive, and set in a gorgeous location. In short, everything a successful open-water event should be. But Dick Sidner and NASTI went above and beyond. From the boat tours of… Read more »
RESULTS posted here (PDF). The 2-mile Cable Champs at Chris Greene Lake was another “surgical strike.” Fly in one evening, swim the next morning, fly out the same evening. It’s not my favorite way to do things – I would have loved to check out UVA and Monticello, for instance – but my budget (time,… Read more »