"Turtle" Friendly Open Water Events
Hi, my name is Hadar and I'm a slow swimmer.
A combination of natural ineptitude, adult-onset athleticism, and multiple obligations on land mean that, even though I enjoy swimming, don't get tired, and appreciate the mental and physical challenges of swimming... I'm just not fast. That is, I'm very slow. I'm often among the slowest people--and sometimes the slowest--at each event I enter. And I'm likely to stay slow.
This, in itself, doesn't bother me; I enjoy my sport and have no record-breaking or competitive aspirations. But since I'd like to continue doing this, I'd love to hear from you--which events, solo swims or organized races, are friendly toward slow swimmers? As in, no cutoff or a very generous one, no dramatic current change in the course of the day, etc. We sea turtles like swimming, too.