Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bonaire Barracuda Swim

The Barracuda Swim Club of Bonaire held its second annual open water swim competition Sunday morning. The first race got off right on schedule at 7:30 am, with more races, live music, and food scheduled for the rest of the morning. The swim course ran right along the waterfront road downtown. I can't imagine a more perfect venue for distance swimming.
There was a 500meter race, open to all ages. The 1.5km, 2.5km, and 5km swims were for competitors 11 years old and up.
Some of the Barracuda swim kids also participate in the Tuesday and Saturday afternoon group mtn. bike rides. They go pretty fast now, and like a cat, always seem to land on their feet, no matter how out of shape they get on the technical sections. Must be that low center of gravity, or maybe it's just kid reflexes.

I saw the start of the first race of the day, but wasn't able to stick around for the finish, as I had to head to the high school by 8, and help set up for the IBC church service.

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