A new MIMS - Mercer Island Marathon Swim, 2 June 2017 by NOWSA
This summer, the Northwest Open Water Swimming Association is hosting a "test swim" of what we hope will become what MIMS once was in Manhattan. Mercer Island sits in Lake Washington just outside Seattle, and it begs for a mass-solo swim like this. Distance 20k, currents nil, conditions predictable, and on a sunny Friday afternoon, the scenery splendid.
As a "test swim," we are preparing for up to 10 solo swimmers and 3 relays before scaling up in summers to come.
It'll be a low-frills event, and the price is as low as we can make it: $775 for a solo spot, $1,550 for a 4-person relay (includes support boat, BYO paddle support if you'd like). This includes a NOWSA annual membership, a full Lifetime Membership can be purchased for an additional $100 per person. We've got a park permit, insurance, and we'll take care of the boats and observers. You just bring some water bottles for you and your crew, and some spare sunscreen just in case.
Registration is open! First-come, first-serve. A 25% non-refundable deposit secures your spot, payment in full by 1 May.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or for how to sign up.
I don't wear a wetsuit; it gives the ocean a sporting chance.