What are your swimming goals for 2019?

IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member
edited January 8 in Cheering Section

Thanks for the push and shove, @curly. Ladies and gents, the 2019 swimming goals thread.

Let's hear 'em! Whatcha gonna do this year?

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BogdanZBridget

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  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    What kind of person would I be if I started this thread and didn't contribute?

    This year I'll swim and finish the Boston Light Swim. I volunteered last year, so that means I get to skip the lottery this year. I also was lucky enough to crew for @Bridget last year, so got a look at the course and how the swim is run, and found an awesome pilot. Just praying for sun.

    I'll also redo the two swims in Salem, if I'm not traveling for work. Loved those swims this year (2 miles and 5k) and oh so close.

    I'm also hoping I'll be fast enough on 1 Feb to get a spot again at Swim the Suck.

    That's about it, besides any other small swims I can find along the way. How about you guys?

    BridgetKatie

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  • BridgetBridget New York StateMember

    I'm working to fully utilize Lake George. :D After the VERY challenging cold of BLS last year [see IronMIke's account of how I screamed upon entry], I have worked to adapt to colder water. I hope to finish an Ice Mile after ice season- my main winter support team went south, but should be back before the water is up past FiveC.

    There was a thread in this group about a TenC TenK once upon a time. Since I'm feeling ok for shorter distances at FiveC, I think a TenC TenK is a realistic goal- just need to plot a course in Lake George. Hague to Ticonderoga may do it- or Silver Bay to Ticonderoga.

    Also, planning another solo of Lake George- hopefully the cold training will open up my window of opportunity and make finding crew support easier. [Hint.] Not sure I'd try the low Sixties in early June, but I am hoping to not spend twenty hours feeling chilled. And REALLY hoping to not need twenty eight total. ;)

    I do hope to shift to the Hudson more in the next few years- Twenty and Eight Bridges sound great. . . . But for now, I think Lake George- and a few small road trips- can keep me busy. That lake won't swim itself.

    IronMike
  • BogdanZBogdanZ Bucharest, RomaniaMember

    I'm going to swim the Rottnest and hopefully I get into IJsselmeer. Around those two probably i'll get in some ~10k's ows in my country.

    IronMikeBridget
  • abbygirlroseabbygirlrose Los Angeles, CAMember

    Key Lido in April, Anacapa in July, and Tahoe in August!

    BridgetIronMike
  • DocScottDocScott Redwood City, CaliforniaMember

    Swim Anacapa, bike 475 miles from Ventura to Lake Tahoe, then swim Tahoe true width. This will complete CA triple and Tahoe triple. Additionally, I want to kayak support a swim or two, as I have never done that (I can't crew on a large boat as seasickness is my middle name!!)

    BridgetBogdanZabbygirlrose
  • Cape May, NJ in June, Alcatraz in July, Lake George, NY and Dardanelles Strait, Turkey in August... and 1-milers in between... I will try and sign up for some swims in September and hoping to do Barbados this year again...

    BogdanZ
  • BridgetBridget New York StateMember

    kipariz said:
    Cape May, NJ in June, Alcatraz in July, Lake George, NY and Dardanelles Strait, Turkey in August... and 1-milers in between... I will try and sign up for some swims in September and hoping to do Barbados this year again...

    Let me know when you are going to swim Lake George- Diane's Rock benefits from a bit of attention so it isn't slippery- and Jim and Joan put solar lights on it for me. ;) Do you have crew and everything? I'm also hoping to solo. It might be cool to overlap, but I'd love to be in the loop.

    kipariz
  • KatieKatie Charlotte, NCMember

    Hoping for Chesapeake in June (ugh, didn't get in the first round), SF Bay Swims in May/June, Catalina Channel in August, and the Bridges to Bluffs 10k in September.

    Also, working to source a few other east coast swims that I can capitalize on.

  • Bridget said:

    kipariz said:
    Cape May, NJ in June, Alcatraz in July, Lake George, NY and Dardanelles Strait, Turkey in August... and 1-milers in between... I will try and sign up for some swims in September and hoping to do Barbados this year again...

    Let me know when you are going to swim Lake George- Diane's Rock benefits from a bit of attention so it isn't slippery- and Jim and Joan put solar lights on it for me. ;) Do you have crew and everything? I'm also hoping to solo. It might be cool to overlap, but I'd love to be in the loop.

    The swim date is set for Aug. 17 in Hague, NY and they have 2.5K, 5K and 10K races

  • miklcctmiklcct Kowloon, Hong KongMember
    edited January 10

    I have just joined the squad training of my university's triathlon club last October, and the club itself this year, after 4 years I found it out but couldn't join it due to its minimum requirement.

    I have now a very concrete goal - to complete my first marathon swimming race (>= 10 km), before March 2020, anywhere in the world.

    I currently swim 5 to 6 sessions per normal working week, 1 to 2 of them are squad training, and 1 open water session, with about 11 to 13 km total, and expect to increase the training amount afterwards when a pool is available in early morning.

    And I have just met a handsome man in the club who has done the channel solo, but I am still not committed to the channel yet. I would like to complete the above goal first, as it will be a good indicator whether I am ready for the challenge.

    I also want to get faster because at this point I'm so slow that I can't even make cut-offs in some of the longer races in my region.

    IronMike
  • I'm struggling to find one this year. I am back to training 20-25K per week and would love a goal. Living in Wisconsin makes it tough as travel and crew costs for really fun/unique/attainable swims can be really cost prohibitive. SAKW cost us, in total, over $2,000.00 last year. Would love to do St. Lucia, but registration ALONE is $2200.00. I am toying with the idea of doing a double crossing (there and back) of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in order to cut out most costs. I've done it one way twice, and it may be a fun and massive challenge to be the first to do it both ways (26-27K). We'll see....fingers crossed.

  • flystormsflystorms Memphis, TNMember

    Working mostly on my pool time through June to be ready for my first Senior (!) Games Nationals meet. I have some very specific times I want to hit for the free events and think it's possible. After that, I'll need to find a couple of OW swims. Vacation is very limited this year so I may only get to do stuff I can travel to for a quick weekend, such as the USMS 10k Nationals.

  • BridgetBridget New York StateMember

    @kipariz said:

    The swim date is set for Aug. 17 in Hague, NY and they have 2.5K, 5K and 10K races

    Oh- sorry for my confusion- that is a GREAT day- and depending on how my solo plans shake out, I'll be there. And depending on where you are, and how long you are in the area, let me know if you want a side trip to Diane's Rock- it's a short drive from Hague or about five hours to swim. ;)

  • BogdanZBogdanZ Bucharest, RomaniaMember

    @MLamby said:
    I'm struggling to find one this year. I am back to training 20-25K per week and would love a goal. Living in Wisconsin makes it tough as travel and crew costs for really fun/unique/attainable swims can be really cost prohibitive. SAKW cost us, in total, over $2,000.00 last year. Would love to do St. Lucia, but registration ALONE is $2200.00. I am toying with the idea of doing a double crossing (there and back) of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in order to cut out most costs. I've done it one way twice, and it may be a fun and massive challenge to be the first to do it both ways (26-27K). We'll see....fingers crossed.

    St Lucia announced on their Facebook page that flight costs to that location have dropped.
    You could take a look, maybe the cost is more convenient now.

  • andyt2404andyt2404 Jersey, Channel Islands Member

    Triple round Jersey is on my radar

  • KatieBunKatieBun CornwallSenior Member
    edited January 11

    @andyt2404 said:
    Triple round Jersey is on my radar

    Legend

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