This past weekend was the Kingdom Swim in Newport, Vermont. I participated in the 10 miles swim and let me tell you - it was HOT! Despite the fact that Lake Memphremagog is north - actually straddling the US-Canadian border, the water was in the mid-70s. I am used to water being in the 50s and low 60s, so mid-70s was scorchin' hot, and I felt it. That being said I was pleased with how I did - I completed the swim in 4 hours and 33 minutes, coming in 13th overall and 7th for men (there were about 84 participants in total).
Here are some pictures from the event-
Getting a pep talk before the swim began-
The start (which was much more civilized than I had expected)-
About half way done (if you look closely you can see the yellow kayak which Andrew was paddling - I'm in the water close by) -
Rounding the final buoy-
I've been back training this week - yesterday I did 7,000 yards in the pool.
Next up - the Boston Light Swim - 8 miles in Boston Harbor.