Goody let everyone know that he was going out to GSL for a swim and that there would be a reporter there to do a story on him. Sue, Gords and I went out to support him.
|Goody, Gordon and I at the end of the marina. Photo by Sue.|
The water temp measured about 52 degrees. I haven't been to GSL since the New Year's Swim and it felt cold getting in. Goody stayed on shore getting his picture taken while the rest of us swam out. Since I hadn't been in for a while, I was just taking it easy and not going for distance. I swam head up breaststroke out to the end of the marina and back. As I was getting close to the ramp, Goody was just starting his swim. I swam out to the end of the marina and back with him. It was a total of 800 yards and about 20-25 minutes. I felt great in the water but, as usual, got the shakes a few minutes after getting out.
It sounds like the University of Utah is going to do a nice story on Goody and he may possibly end up on a billboard! They found the right guy to write a story on. He has been an inspiration to a lot of us.
After taking a quick shower at the marina, I left for Bountiful. Gordon had been asked by Joe Coles at On Hill Events to talk about open water swimming at a triathlon clinic. Gordon asked me to help with part of the presentation and I was more than happy to tag along.
There was a group of about 20-25 people at the Top Gear Bike Shop on Main Street. There were presenters on running and cycling and then Gordon and I got up to talk about open water. I think it went pretty well. Gordon talked about training, swimming with Masters, and places to swim and I talked about equipment, sighting and turns. I love doing clinics and helping new open water swimmers and triathletes!