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Subject: Open water swimming in the Keys
Anyone in the Keys want to get together for open water swimming, or does anyone know of any groups that do?

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2014-08-10 9:30 AM
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Subject: RE: Open water swimming in the Keys
I'm at the other end of the Keys (KW) so a little too far to meet up. But, if you ever come down this way, the TRI club has meet ups frequently for OWS. Right now I am pretty much concentrating on Marathon training, so no OWS for me any time soon. But after November 8, hard at it for our December TRI down here.
2014-08-10 5:28 PM
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Does the group have an escort with a kayaks or anything? My biggest concern about going out there by myself is getting run over by a boat. There's a small island about a half a mile off the end of my road with a no motor zone around it but it doesn't stop the idiots in motorboats and especially the guys on jet skis. Other than that it would be perfect as it's about 4 feet deep all around it.
2014-08-11 9:27 AM
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Subject: RE: Open water swimming in the Keys
No, they don't have escorts when they train, but they stay parallel to the beach wear bright caps. You still always have to be vigilant though because the boaters are rarely looking for swimmers unless there is a swimming beach there. I don't swim by myself simply for that reason.

When we have the Swim Around Key West all swimmers have to be escorted by kayaks.
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