Just wrapped up the Flathead Lake Swim Series, which was a joint effort between the KATS Masters swimming program and the Enduring Waves Foundation to host a 3-day swimming festival of sorts!
We had 4 races over three days (5K, 10K, 1 mile and 1/2 mile) and 50 athletes competing in multiple races. Although most everyone had fun, we encountered MANY obstacles; smoke from fires in neighboring states caused low visibility, we had a runaway buoy, a safety boat malfunction, massive waves with whitecaps and a 15 degree drop in water temperatures from day one to day 3 (down to 54 degrees!)
I raced in all four races in addition to being the co-event director…so needless to say I am exhausted (approximately 6 and a half hours of racing…in some tough conditions!).
The proceeds from this event went to the Enduring Waves Foundation (and our 2014 beneficiary, five year old Isabella)…and we raised over $1500! :)
Here's a little slideshow I put together of the weekend:
Flathead Lake Swim Series Race Video