Hope you are all doing well and looking forward to a cracking weekend of open water swimming.
First up, I have some fantastic news in that myself, Wayne Morris, Ceinwen Williams, Paul Downie, Andrew Hunt, Geoff Wilson and Lisa Delaurentis have all been selected to compete in the prestigious 28.5 mile (~46km) Manhatten Island Marathon Swim (or "MIMS" for short) on 8th June 2013 which we are just thrilled about. It is a hugely lengthy application process which even involves having to write an essay about why you want to seek selection. We're now just so stoked to have got in and be seven of about only 30 or 40 swimmers worldwide to be selected for the race. The Rottnest Solo swim on 23rd February 2013 will be a very nicely timed lead-up event to this mammoth swim which will see us circumnavigating the entire "Big Apple". For more info see: http://www.nycswim.org/Event/Event.aspx?event_id=2302&from=faq - can't wait!
Secondly, I am personally swimming the 10km event this weekend at City Beach (starting at 8am and hopefully done by about 10.30am) and have just been informed that we can use a paddler for the event to assist with feeding otherwise it'll be quite a lengthy dog-leg into the beach each time to pick up some nutrition after each 2.5km lap. I realise it is very short notice, but if anyone would be keen to assist and help out with paddling (and have their own paddle) I'd love to hear from you!
Cheers and have a great weekend,