The swim takes place just north of Louisville in a town called Prospect and near a subdivision hidden down a long winding country road.
I'd heard of the swim before from a few athletic friends, but never made it down to check it out.
Some background on my motivation for doing it this year: I was out of town on business for an extended period prior to Cincinnati's Great Ohio River Swim. I got home around midnight the night before the swim-after spending a long day moving heavy equipment. Followed by spending a long day in the car. Coupled with four hours of sleep and my muscles just weren't up to the race. So I decided to go down and watch the swim without participating, but immediately regretting not doing the race. I set my sights on Louisville instead...
Oh, and Louisville gives you a t-shirt. Gotta love a good race shirt!
The area where the race was held was beautiful.
|I'm sitting on the far left end of the dock in this photo.|
|I'm right behind that person in the middle blocking my photo :)|
In the picture below, I am swimming around one of the 'turn around buoys.' I took a break from freestyle and did some breaststroke to help me catch my breath.
This is me cruising through the finish line.
After the race, we goofed around with the camera and hung out in the shade on the grass while we waited for the race results. We waited a really, really long time.
But, our patience paid off, because I won a medal :) Which I wore the entire way home.
On the way home we stopped at Subway for lunch, then I zonked out for a good half hour.
Can't wait to try it again next year!