Review of Dis-Chem Sun City Swim - 24 October 2015

Sport Swimming Race
Event Dis-Chem Sun City Swim
Date 24 October 2015
Where Sun City, South Africa
Distance 1.5 Km
Finishing Time 00:44:47
Race Number 1267
Result 423/566
Top % 75%
Pace 29:51 m/km
Speed 2.01 km/h
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My experience at the event:

I may be a terrible swimmer, but I really enjoy swimming long distance races. I decided to do the suncity swim mostly because of the opportunity to have a qualifying time for next year's Midmar Mile, and to take advantage of the free entry in the Valley of Waves in order to spend a day with Lindsey, Kirsten, Andy and my nephew Campbell.

My race (the 3r of the day, 1500 meters) was the usual affair: some chaos at the start, and then a long, solitary swim since I really can't keep up with most of the other contestants, and I can't go straight for shit. The final time and position was what I expected, even with an annoying cramp in the last 50 meters - where I mostly paddled like a dog to relax the leg - but I was overall happy.

Some pictures from the race:

View of the lake

Ready to go

Graceful as a hippo

And I'm out!

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