NOWSA hosting 3rd Mercer Island Marathon Swim - Friday May 24, 2019
The Northwest Open Water Swimming Association is hosting the 3rd annual "MIMS" (Mercer Island Marathon Swim) on Friday, May 24, 2019.
Mercer Island sits in Lake Washington just outside Seattle. Distance around = 20k, no current, temperature likely to be in the low 60s, and on a sunny day the scenery is absolutely spectacular. Swim on Friday and stay to explore the NW over the long Memorial Day weekend.
In order to grow this event, the format will be different this year. Each swimmer will be required to have their own kayaker to escort and feed them during the 20k swim. (Unfortunately recruiting 1 motor boat per swimmer just doesn't scale.)
Registration (application process for ~20 spots) will open in early January. Specific date, time and process TBD.
Cost is TBD too, we're still working on the budget.
Additional details about the event, are not yet available on our website, but hopefully we'll get to those soon too.
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Post questions here so that others can enjoy the answers. Or if you're shy, contact me via email: racedirector 'at' northwestopenwater.org. Forgive slow answers, 'tis the holiday season.
Thanks for the interest. Looking forward to seeing you in May!