Several open water events have been dropped due to flooding.
ASA's Lake Travis Relay and Highland Lakes Challenge have both been "Cancelled due to historic flooding" and the swimming portion of the Waco Triathlon was scrapped as well.
“Ironman has strict safety benchmarks in place that have been surpassed, including the rate of water flow,” race officials said in an email message sent to the 3,000 athletes registered to compete in the race. “The abundance of rain created additional flow with a rate higher than the limit deemed safe for swimming in the Brazos River.”
More at the Waco Tribune-Herald here
Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA association director of aquatics
Lackland AFB tactical athlete coach - swim
Missed an excellent article on Linkedin last year:
Why hire the swimmer who swam all four years of college?
Have you ever worked hard on a project for an entire week and finally presented a seamless masterpiece to your client that brought you great recognition? What if this masterpiece only lasted twenty seconds and what if your hard work lasted 22 weeks? Would it be worth it? This swimmer has lived this scenario and has done it for most of their life. The ability to work towards a goal for such a long time is something that's not found in most people, which could be an asset for multi-year projects.
What doesn’t always happen is being successful, but this swimmer comes back year after year to achieve greatness.
Full article here
The CSCAA TYR Top 25 October polls:
Former Longhorn Brendan Hansen is organizing a benefit clinic in Austin. The clinic will feature Olympic medalists and collegiate All-Americans.
Who: Athletes of all ages & abilities
What: age group swim clinic, masters swim workout, nutrition sessions, etc.
When: Sunday, November 4 from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Rollingwood Pool, 4801 Rollingwood Drive
How: Preregister via email here
“When the University of Texas swimming and diving family heard of the Carter’s situation with their twin babies, it affected all of us as if it were our own kids,” said Brendan Hansen, an event organizer and clinic coach. “We wanted to put together an event to share our skills with the Austin fitness community that not only would have an immediate impact for the family financially, but also for them to know we stand behind them through this process. That’s what family does and the overwhelming response up to this point shows how strong the Longhorn family is.”
Full Statesman article here
Facebook page here
gofundme page here