"Lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought be down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead..."
Next year I will be swimming the alligator lighthouse. Since I am from the Netherlands and it will be quite an investment, I was wondering if you knew what your average speed was per km in the pool/lakes at the time of your swim? Then I can sort of estimate where I'm at now :) Thanks a lot for your elaborated report!
Hmm. I wish I had an easy way to answer that! The first part was quite tough because we were going against the current and it was quite choppy. The back half was faster, but harder in some ways because the current was pulling people out to the right.
Let me think a bit and see if I can figure it out. I'm not great at that! :)
And yay for you!! :)
Whoops! Sorry @Anna
Just realized you were asking for my average time, not just for the swim.
Probably about a 25 minute mile for open water? Faster for pool.
I've done this race twice as a relay. Down here in SoFla it is known as 'the jellyfish swim.' There are moon jellies the size of trashcan lids. The boat propellers from the escort boats churn them up, so you're swimming in jellyfish juice. I hope you're not allergic. One of my relay partners was and ended up looking like he was put through a meat grinder, the poor thing. If you like warm water, this race is for you. The scenery is beautiful.
Thanks! @SydneD I think I am a bit slower than you at the moment but I think the swim should be feasible for me..plus I still have some time to train. I am a bit worried about the jelly fish situation though to be honest. Lets hope I can bring enough Vaseline for that! :D