12.23.2009

2010 Deer Creek Open Water Swim


It's time to start putting this summer's events on the calendar. At the top of my list of swims for the coming year is the 2010 Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim. The 2010 swim will take place on Saturday August 14, 2010. Check the event website for periodic updates.

I will be shooting for the 10 mile distance this time around. How about you?

Keep your fingers crossed for good weather...

12.22.2009

New Home for the Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim Website

Update your bookmarks! The website for the Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim has moved to http://www.deercreekopenwater.com.

The website will most likely be getting a face lift over the next few months so be sure to check in periodically. Information will be posted for the 2010 race as it becomes available.

If you have any suggestions or things that you would like to see included on the website, please send me an email at joshuakgreen@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

12.21.2009

Great Salt Lake Marathon Swimming

Lynn Arave of the Deseret News recently wrote a short article about marathon swimming in the Great Salt Lake. A link to the story was also posted on 10K Swimmer.

According to the article, the first marathon race in the Great Salt Lake was held in the summer of 1919. There were intermittent races throughout the 20's and 30's. The last time a race was held at the lake was in 1940. Because of low water levels and the start of World War II, the races were discontinued.

I am planning on doing a series of swims in the Great Salt Lake this summer (anyone who cares to join me is more than welcome) and would love to get as much information as I can about the history of swimming in the lake (or anywhere in Utah for that matter).

12.03.2009

What's on Your Open Water Christmas List?

It's almost Christmas again. What swimming relating things are on your Christmas wish list this year? Here are some of mine:




Finger Lap Counter - $24.95

Small lap counter for keeping track of long swims in the pool.

History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming - $34.40

A comprehensive history of open water swimming.

Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World - $16.50

The story of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to cross the English Channel

Entrance to Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim - $55.00

Utah's only open water marathon swim.

10K Swimmer has a great list of open water swimming related books and movies that is definitely worth checking out. I highly recommend The Great Swim, The Crossing and Swimming to Antarctica.

Leave a comment below and tell us what's on your open water Christmas wish list.