The swim is 1500 meters, almost a mile. It's the perimeter of this pond:
The relay races started with the collegiate athletes and Clydesdales (200+ pound men). I was actually quite relaxed even when people tried to swim over me. I did accidentally kick and push some people myself and I hope they were understanding. It is a jungle out there. The turns, especially, get crowded. I got out of the water at around 31 minutes and with a longish run through sand, my official time was 33:02.
There were two all-women relay teams. The other team had a faster swimmer but our cyclist and runner pulled us to victory. This may be my first-ever first place award in an athletic event.
I loved competing as part of a team. Great day!
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