The Trans-Tahoe Relay is a challenging swim that has been on my list of swimming "to-do's" for a while now. The relay, in its 32nd year, is a challenging 6-person team swim through the cold, clear waters of beautiful Lake Tahoe. It is currently ranked number 14 on America's Top 50 Open Water Swims. If you divide the 11.5 mile distance by six swimmers, it is only about 2 miles each. The real challenge of the swim is the cold water. The water temperature ranges from about 55 to 60 degrees, and wetsuits are not allowed. The race is held each year in July, with team applications accepted at the start of the year.
I am trying to put a team together for the 2011 swim. Information on the event website is scarce at the moment, but I suspect as we approach the new year it will be updated. Right now I have three people (myself included) who are interested in joining the team. If you or someone you know is interested in joining us, leave a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have participated in the swim in the past I would love to hear about your experience.
Once we get a solid team together, I would like to get everyone together for a training swim across Bear Lake (we might as well establish the record for a relay team across Bear Lake while we are at it).