This morning, Chad participated in a 2000 meter open-water swim at Lake Saguaro located in the Tonto National Park system, 30 or so miles north of Phoenix. We dragged our family out the door at 5:30 this morning to get to the swim, which started at about 9:00. The last time he was able to do an open water race was a few months before we were married almost 14 years ago, and that one occurred in Lake Washington. I'm sure he liked this water a lot more...the water temp was 74 degrees today.
He did very well -- 3rd in his age bracket and 20th out of 76 overall (male and female) in the non-wetsuit bracket. There were quite a few serious athletes and triathletes there, as many use this outdoor swim circuit as training for triathlons.
Ilsa asked me how tall she would have to be to be in one of these races.