With the completion of the 4 km swim in Lake Starnberg, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all once again for your support, and also give you a brief update on the latest developments:
The Lake Starnberg swim took place on Saturday, August 5th. It was one of those beautiful summer days in the lakes near the Alps; a great day for a swim in the open water. The water temperature was 24 Celsius – just perfect, so no wetsuit!
I completed the 4 km in 1:06:03, and came out 31st out of 451 people and 7th out of 71 in my age group. The time is a bit slower than I was expecting (we zig zagged our way across the lake on the first half of the swim due to poor visibility – the morning Sun was in our face), but I’m satisfied with the position.
Here’s a before and after shot:
Abelardo Lopez (Ferrol, Spain)
My very next swim is coming up on Sunday, August 20th. It is only 2km, but it is my hometown’s 27th annual open water swim, which coincides with my summer vacation, so why not?