I've been thinking about some ways to make Utah Open Water better for 2012. Here are some of the ideas I have come up with. Let me know what you think.
More Organized Group Swims
Maybe we could pick one aspect of open water swimming (sighting, start, finish, drafting, etc) each week and do some related drills to improve our skills. It would be great to have more organized workouts instead of just "swim a lap around the lake". I also think it would be fun to occasionally do timed, friendly races to check our progress throughout the season.
I love doing clinics! It's a lot of fun for me to share my love of the sport and meet new people. Last year, Gords and I did four clinics and I would like to do that many (or more) again next year. I also though it might be a good idea to have a clinic for paddlers who will be supporting swimmers at Deer Creek or other events.
I talked about doing this a while ago, but got busy with work, family, etc. I have met so many cool people through swimming this year and want you to meet them too. The idea is to send out short questionnaires to some of these people and then post their answers here.
Lake / Reservoir / River / Pond ProfilesI thought it would be a good idea to post short profiles of good places to swim around the state. The profiles would include things like: water temperature, suggested swimming routes, entrance fees, nearby places to eat, etc.
What ideas do you have? What would you like to see here in 2012?