Jim McDonnell Lake Swims 2020
Sure, these swims don't reach the level of marathon, or even half, but thought I'd add a thread anyway.
I've done the Jim McDonnell Lake Swims twice over the years and each time (separated by 8 years) I had a great time. The event is expertly organized and a lot of fun. Highly recommended.
What's new this year is they're offering a 2-person relay for the 2-mile swim. I believe this means that the first person takes off to swim the first mile, exits the water, tags the second person who then enters and swims the second mile. (I'm awaiting a response from the organizers to ensure this is the agenda vice both swimming at the same time and times added.)
If you've never done one of these relays, you're missing out on a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to do a 3 x one kilometer relay in Sochi a couple years ago and it was a blast. I've been waiting for a relay like this in the states and I'm glad to see the Jim McDonnell Lake Swims folks offering it for 2020.
Details: Sunday, May 24, 2020 (Memorial Day weekend) at Lake Audobon in Reston, VA. They're offering 1-mile and 2-mile events. There is enough time between the two events to actually swim both the 1-mile and 2-mile.
I'm going to try and make it down there that weekend. Anyone interested in forming a 2-person team for the 2-mile?
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