Great Salt Lake Marathon Swim 2012
Gords Syracuse, UTCharter Member
edited March 2018 in Event Announcements
In a couple weeks (June 9th), the historical Great Salt Lake Open Water Marathon will happen once again! This year, the field is expanded to 15 and all 15 spots are taken! Some very impressive swimmers are coming and hopefully this year the record gets trimmed! With the high salinity and the extreme buoyancy, much like Utah's state slogan 'The Greatest Snow on Earth', we're claiming the Great Salt Lake as "The fastest lake on Earth"
I swam in the GSL once, north of the causeway in the even more salty part, and can attest it's a memorable experience. I have the highest possible respect for Gordo doing his 6 hour EC qualifier in any part of it.
The Salt Lake is a weird place but in a good way... just make sure you bring chewy/sticky/sugary things for your mouth along with mouthwash! If you can get out and do this swim I highly recommend it, it's very unique and worth the trip to SLC.