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Subject: OWS group in Gulf (Galveston/Kemah)?
Does anyone know of a group that has open water swim practices in Galveston Bay (or Kemah could work too)? I'm doing IMFL this November and am a little nervous about the swim being in the ocean. I'm a good swimmer and have never had a problem with lakes, but I know the ocean is a different beast. I live in Dallas so I don't have anywhere to practice in salt water around here, but I could possibly take a weekend to go to Galveston however I don't really know where around there to swim and I'm worried about safety so it would be better if there was a group I could join. Thanks!


2013-08-04 9:26 PM
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Subject: RE: OWS group in Gulf (Galveston/Kemah)?
Originally posted by jec03

Does anyone know of a group that has open water swim practices in Galveston Bay (or Kemah could work too)? I'm doing IMFL this November and am a little nervous about the swim being in the ocean. I'm a good swimmer and have never had a problem with lakes, but I know the ocean is a different beast. I live in Dallas so I don't have anywhere to practice in salt water around here, but I could possibly take a weekend to go to Galveston however I don't really know where around there to swim and I'm worried about safety so it would be better if there was a group I could join. Thanks!


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2013-08-04 10:26 PM
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Subject: RE: OWS group in Gulf (Galveston/Kemah)?
Thanks, but I'm already doing Redman Half that weekend.
2013-08-05 2:22 PM
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Subject: RE: OWS group in Gulf (Galveston/Kemah)?
I've been asking the same thing and the answer is basically, no. Your best bet is to get a partner/friend to come with you and walk/jog along the shore while you swim the distance you want to go. There are numerous little parks further down from the popular beaches where it's easy to park and just start swimming along the shore. We're taking the kids this weekend and I plan on just marking a .25 mile stretch on the beach and swimming that back and forth for some practice.
2013-08-29 3:37 PM
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Subject: RE: OWS group in Gulf (Galveston/Kemah)?
I live in the Clear Lake area and have been asking the same thing. I have been practicing OWS at 288 Lake but have been searching for some place to practice ocean water swimming since the Lone Star Spring will be in the bayou/bay and not a lake. I was told Sylvan Beach would be a good place to practice but that I shouldn't do it barefoot. No one else has been able to give me any other suggestions either.

So... I continue practicing my OWS at 288 Lake and am hoping for the best. Good luck!
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