It has been a few weeks since the Chesapeake Bay Swim and wanted to reflect on the 4.4 mile swim event.
First I was very impressed by the quality of the race in terms of the race support. It was very well organized and well run before during and after the event. There was a significant number of kayaks and other craft on the course for people that may have trouble during the race. The race itself actually went as I expected. Granted, 4.4 miles is a long way to swim but the conditions made it not a difficult event to finish. I never did see the boats to get drinks, etc. at mile 2 and mile 3 but I likely would not have stopped anyway. I did end up with a very sore left shoulder and a bit of wetsuit rash but felt just fine after the race and drove from Baltimore back to Charlotte right after the completion. I can foresee doing other long distance swim events in the future including this event again. There is also some great venues to participate in long distance open water swims.