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    Endurance Swims in SoCal??

    I'm trying to find a place to get started and looking at events for endurance swimmers, 2+mile swims

    Help me find some info please!

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    How far are you swimming now? Perhaps start with some pool swims?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    I'm trying to find a place to get started and looking at events for endurance swimmers, 2+mile swims

    Help me find some info please!


    you can't dog-paddle for 2 miles.

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    i'm suprised no one yet has suggested he swim with a weight belt or better yet concrete swim fins

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    I do good swim distance now and I go to a pool regularly. I'm trying to find out endurance swim events.

    Thanks guyz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    I do good swim distance now and I go to a pool regularly. I'm trying to find out endurance swim events.

    Thanks guyz
    Hi,

    Have you tried a swimming forum? I'd assume that they exist as Masters swimming is very popular. Asking about swimming on a cycling forum (even with the random triathletes) seems rather non-productive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Hi,

    Have you tried a swimming forum? I'd assume that they exist as Masters swimming is very popular. Asking about swimming on a cycling forum (even with the random triathletes) seems rather non-productive.
    I tried to find a swimming forum but came up short

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    I tried to find a swimming forum but came up short
    I typed swim forum into google.
    http://www.swimmingforums.com/
    http://www.goswim.tv/pMachinePro/forum/index.php
    http://swimming.about.com/mpboards.htm
    http://www.swim-city.com/discussion/list.php?1

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    thanks man!!

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    i read one forum and it was full of gays

    I want to swim across some huge lake...

    WHERE THE F DO I START?

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    I would say that that forum would be perfect for you, but I've been transformed into nice.

    Try another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    i read one forum and it was full of gays

    I want to swim across some huge lake...

    WHERE THE F DO I START?
    at the shore. stop when you reach the other shore

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    sign up for an ironman and quit after the swim. Have you checked active.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamlo21 View Post
    sign up for an ironman and quit after the swim. Have you checked active.com?
    no not yet, thanks I will do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1 View Post
    I would say that that forum would be perfect for you, but I've been transformed into nice.

    Try another one.
    it was full of pansy chics talking about how big their shoulders were and they can barely get dates...i was lol'ing for 5mins then got bored

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    I get it now... no hills in swimming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    I want to swim across some huge lake...

    WHERE THE F DO I START?
    Start in Santa Monica and go west. If you aimed correctly, you'll get to Catalina Island. The ocean is like a big salty chemical polluted lake.
    just being

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    Try a tri club website

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    no Vmac in swimming....finally a success!!!!
    Mistakes are just fine. Just don't make excuses....

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac View Post
    I get it now... no hills in swimming.
    I don't know about that. Imagine yourself as a spawning salmon.

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    Would you want new cyclists referred to a triathlete forum? Pshaw!
    If you want to pull water for hours while staring into the green void, just go to La Jolla, CA down near San Diego. It's a magnificent, sheltered cove with plenty of kayakers, lifeguards and fellow swimmers around:


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    Down by the cove, there's even a section of the water marked off with buoys that is supposed to be for swimmers only. It didn't stop me from paddling a kayak through it though.

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    Well, there is a triathalon forum on this board (near the bottom).
    Will most likely get better responses there.
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    Podcast: Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim - Around the Lake in Seven Days in Ultralight Style

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