My Daiquiri Desk Tropical Splash Swim
Saturday, October 01, 2011
DOH! Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash Swim. Not desk! DOH!
I'm too tired to think but I did okay for my first open water swim. I didn't get attacked by a shark so that is a win!
I came in first in my age group and third overall. Not too bad. I only did the 1K Swim. I was a bit nervous since I've never done any open water swim and didn't know how to spot and all that. I think if I had a few gulf/ocean swims before today I would have done a bit better. I couldn't tell how far things were away from me. So I was going slow but steady. Just trying to stay on course and not get attacked by a shark. Actually the shark thing wasn't in my mind. All I did think about was staying on course. I started off with almost a water polo stroke. But then calmed down a bit. Keeping to a looksie every 4 strokes and by the end every 8. They didn't even give me a fun number. 65 WTF? I also gotta say that I don't think I ever want to do another open water swim. The sand and salt water is nasty. People are all over the place. I got hit, pushed, kicked, cut off...grrr. I was about to make my hands into fists and go all windmill on a few folks. I really don't know why anyone would want to do open water. Waves splashing all over. Fishes. Sharks. Salt Water. I am a pool guy.
Here is a slideshow of pictures of the beach from the day before and just 4 or so from the day of the race.