The 15th annual Tampa Bay Marathon Swim is this Saturday! TBMS is – I think it’s fair to say – the toughest organized swim race in the United States.
New this year, the race will have live GPS tracking. I’ve also agreed to provide some color commentary on the official TBMS Twitter account – follow @DistanceMatters if you’re interested. For those following the GPS tracking, here are two paths from last year’s race: mine, and Bob Needham’s (1, 2, 3).
Current weather forecasts call for a 60% chance of rain (possible thunderstorms), with 10-15mph winds out of the SSW. That’s a favorable wind direction, but let’s hope the lightning stays away.
Best of luck to all the swimmers!