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Etch-A-Swim: Spaghetti

The day after we found out there was a Great White Shark in Venice, the team swam in Santa Monica. Saw a stingray though… wished the water wasn’t THAT clear on Friday! 2 more weeks until Canada!!

Etch-A-Swim: Beeker

Meep meep meep! This confirmed my straightest and fastest open water swim in 2 IronTEAM seasons! We started at Tower 26 in Santa Monica, swam 2ish miles to Venice Beach and back. THANK YOU Elisabeth & Donovan for guiding me south, then Holly D & Amy for guiding me back north (you can see when they swam ahead and lost my sighting in the end)

Etch-A-Swim: Fox

Ok, there’s no possible way this one is accurate, but hey I’ll go with it. It’s another open water Rorschach test from last weekend’s Vineman 2.4 mile swim. Looked like a fox to me!

Etch-A-Swim: Wildflower Long Course Swim

Even though I shaved off 8:15 off my Wildflower swim time from last year, imagine if I actually swam straight! Here’s more of my swim bloopers, but at least I know what I need to work on these next few months! (red = my swim, dotted blue = what I was supposed to do)

Beware of Sharktopus!

Most people’s fear of the ocean is what’s actually in those waters. Growing up to watching Jaws, then watching Shark Week, no wonder why we fear the ocean so much! It all started on one of my teammate’s Facebook walls about a Whale Shark and all it’s massiveness. Then talks of Sharktopus emerged! Since then, we’re always referring to OWS experiences of avoiding that Sharktopus! This morning, we met at Tower 26 in Santa Monica, scheduled to do 5 buoy loops. Because the main focus of these swims is actual swimming, not braving the waves, the coaches gave a modified course for those having trouble with the waves. Instead of going back to shore, instead I had to swim south for 5 minutes, head toward shore, but right before the waves start to break, head back towards the buoy. So it was more of an opposite triangle from everyone else. Removing the wave factor, I actually did it! 5 buoy loops! The farthest I’ve ever swam in the ocean! Woohoo!