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2009-01-19 11:14 AM

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Hey everyone:

I'm living in GA, but grew up and have family in Charleston. I ran across some info on the Low Country Splash that is held in May every year. We usually make it down for the Cooper River Bridge Runin April, and thought the Low Country Splash might offer another good excuse for a trip.

So, I was hoping to find out more about the race. I am not the best swimmer, a MOP at best in Triathlons. The furthest I have swam in a race is the 1500m for Oly distance, and I swim these in about 33-35 minutes. I have swam 2+ miles straight in training before, but in a nice controlled pool (no waves).

Anyone done this swim? I notice the times look really good - is it always with the current? Should I be worried about finishing giving my background? Right now I swim twice a week, total of about 3600meters/week, but could ramp up prior to the race.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks:

John


2009-01-20 8:18 AM
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John, Have no worries! This is a great event. The current pushing you is strong. You can flop on your back and float to the finish line without pulling a single stroke. I did this race last year, and it is one of the funnest things I have ever done. Very safe and well orgainized. I highly recommend it.
2009-01-20 10:01 AM
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Thanks for the info!!!

It does sound like alot of fun. I'm going to do my best to make it.

Thanks again.
2009-02-05 7:00 PM
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I want to second doing this race, it was a blast last year, especially when you look up at the bridge as you swim underneath.

Plus it's over memorial day weekend so it'll make for a nice mini vacation.
2009-02-23 9:22 AM
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This looks like a great time, and an awesome open water swim.

Here's the link to the site: http://www.lowcountrysplash.com/

 

 



Edited by stealintyme 2009-02-23 9:23 AM
2009-04-11 12:20 PM
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Thanks forward the info guys. I just signed up. Looking forward to it.

John


2009-04-23 9:46 PM
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So how much does the current improve times?  I currently would swim that distance (without current) in around 1:15.  According to the posted times from previous years, that makes me close to DFL.

I have no ego tied up in my ability to swim, but I don't want to be the guy for whom everyone is waiting to finish...

2009-04-24 12:42 PM
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Experior - 2009-04-23 10:46 PM

So how much does the current improve times?  I currently would swim that distance (without current) in around 1:15.  According to the posted times from previous years, that makes me close to DFL.

I have no ego tied up in my ability to swim, but I don't want to be the guy for whom everyone is waiting to finish...



Well, I'm not sure how much it helps, but I hope alot because my normal swim time would finish me around 1:20+.

So, you can be sure you won't be last, because no matter what the current does, I'll still be behind you

John
2009-05-17 7:34 PM
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I see where they are now allowing wetsuits for the race. What's the water temp down there now?

I don't have a wetsuit, so I am hoping it has wamred up enough.
2014-03-03 10:38 AM
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John
Got interested in Triathlons last year and have been swimming three times a week, train with a group on the bike and they started talking about the Low Country Splash.
It will be current aided.
I'm not the best swimmer about 2:20/100M so I plan on using my wetsuit this year since it will be my 1st time.
Hope to see you there.

Alan
2014-03-03 12:49 PM
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Wow, those are some crazy times! Never heard of this but it does sound like fun.

Just might have to start practicing.

Thanks for posting this!
Kathy

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2014-03-05 8:12 PM
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I'm thinking about doing this for the first time this year too… considering a tri in Sept with a 4K ocean swim. From what i can tell, the swim is salt water, but not too rough, so I'm hoping to get some practice in in a similar situation.
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