One of the reasons for starting this website was to connect swimmers and schedule regular open water swims for fun and training. Swimming with others is safer, more fun and you can learn from the more experienced swimmers in the group.
Last year I tried to organize an open water swim group with moderate success. This year I am hoping to let everyone know about the group early so that they are thinking about it when the weather warms up. We invite all levels of swimmers and triathletes from novice to professional to join us for our swims.
Last year we had a small group that met every Wednesday morning at Bountiful Lake. This year we will most likely do something similar as it is a convenient (and free) place to swim. We also tried to get together on Saturdays and evenings for longer swims once or twice a month at Deer Creek, Jordanelle or East Canyon.
This year I am hoping to do a better job of being organized and using tools like an email list, Facebook updates and Google calendar to keep people up to date on when and where we will be swimming. You can always check back here and click on the "Group Swims" or "Calendar" button at the top of the page to see what is going on with the group.
It is an informal group and is not lead by a coach. There is no cost to join, only a day use fee of $10 per car payable to Utah State Parks when we swim at one of the reservoirs.
If you or someone you know are interested in joining the group, leave a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions on places and times to swim as well as how to get more people involved.