I have considered it - I live in Virginia and travel expenses are a bit of an issue - I have never done a 10 mile swim, but I like that there is an option to do just the one way, 5 miles. I am going to ramp up my hours in the lake and pool, and have not ruled it out yet. Would love to hear about others thoughts as well.
“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde
I am coming from Western Australia for the 5 mile swim. It is difficult to motivate myself to get out of bed in the mornings to go training - it's winter here and quite cold! I am trying to do between 15kms and 20kms per week in the pool. I have never swum in a lake before and am quite scared of the weeds and what might be lurking in them. At least I know there will be no sharks. If I can go all the way to Minnetonka from Western Australia nvr2late can easily do it from Virginia!
Anyone in this circle heading to the Twin Cities in July for this swim?
I am now entered in the 10 mile swim at Lake Minnetonka. Kayak rental - check - waiting to hear from a kayak escort. How can one thank or adequately compensate a "volunteer" kayaker - what a wonderful thing for someone to do - how important they are!