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2011-04-23 7:29 PM
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Thanks for the invite but I'll be across the state visiting with family for a bit. Do you guys swim out there often?

Renee - 2011-04-22 10:20 PM

Unlike the swim at Pass A Grille, you will swim straight out much further and into much deeper waters before making the left turn. You will *not* see clear water or the bottom after you are more than about knee deep.

The water conditions depend on the tide and wind. I've swam at Pier 60 (Clearwater) in much more shallow waters but when the wind was crazy and the sea was angry, my friend! You just never know. Well, you might have an idea if you followed tides and wind forecasts which I do not. I just show up prepared for the worst. The only thing I can guarantee you is that the water depth at Spa Beach will be much greater than a quick out and parallel swim, and you will have zero below surface visibility.

Best of luck to you!

Jeff and I will be going to Pier 60 on Sunday morning for a last OWS before the race. You are welcome to join us. We'll probably be there by 9am; let me know if you'd like to tag along for company and moral support.



2011-04-25 1:43 PM
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Surface water temps this morning @ 7:00 was 83o.

Ack! Bathwater.

2011-04-25 3:42 PM
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Does anyone know if there have been jellyfish issues in years past? I got stung by a jellyfish while snorkeling a few years ago and I had an allergic reaction that resulted in huge welts on my back (looked like someone whipped me) and extreme stinging pain. Fortunately, I did not experience any other symptoms (throat swelling, etc.) but I would like to be mentally prepared if there is a chance of jellyfish.
2011-04-25 4:07 PM
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Tri-Atlanta - 2011-04-25 4:42 PM Does anyone know if there have been jellyfish issues in years past? I got stung by a jellyfish while snorkeling a few years ago and I had an allergic reaction that resulted in huge welts on my back (looked like someone whipped me) and extreme stinging pain. Fortunately, I did not experience any other symptoms (throat swelling, etc.) but I would like to be mentally prepared if there is a chance of jellyfish.

Usually it is not a problem in the bay.

2011-04-25 4:26 PM
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I have been swimming little harbor 3x a week and last week we seemed to have a ton of them, they were the moon kind I htink, no pain just every stroke you would hit one would throw you off rythym.  Did not have an issue since then though
2011-04-25 5:12 PM
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Tri-Atlanta - 2011-04-25 4:42 PM Does anyone know if there have been jellyfish issues in years past? I got stung by a jellyfish while snorkeling a few years ago and I had an allergic reaction that resulted in huge welts on my back (looked like someone whipped me) and extreme stinging pain. Fortunately, I did not experience any other symptoms (throat swelling, etc.) but I would like to be mentally prepared if there is a chance of jellyfish.

A good friend of mine finished the St A's swim with jellyfish burns a few years ago.

Be prepared!



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The only "wildlife" you'd have to worry about around here is Stingrays.  They are plentiful, but they stay at the bottom so the only time you'd even have a slight chance of stepping on one (bad idea) is when you first run into the water...and as long as you're not in the first wave (i.e. a pro) I think the chances of stingrays being around is pretty much nil.

Renee knows the story about the kayakers though...I'll let her tell that one!

2011-04-25 5:20 PM
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Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

Tri-Atlanta - 2011-04-25 4:42 PM Does anyone know if there have been jellyfish issues in years past? I got stung by a jellyfish while snorkeling a few years ago and I had an allergic reaction that resulted in huge welts on my back (looked like someone whipped me) and extreme stinging pain. Fortunately, I did not experience any other symptoms (throat swelling, etc.) but I would like to be mentally prepared if there is a chance of jellyfish.

A good friend of mine finished the St A's swim with jellyfish burns a few years ago.

Be prepared!

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 

2011-04-26 7:15 AM
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TriRSquared - 2011-04-25 6:20 PM
Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.
2011-04-26 7:47 AM
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TriRSquared - 2011-04-25 6:20 PM
Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.

well in that case;

sharks

rays

oysters

glass bottles

red tide

jelly fish

snakes

sea weed is yucky

lots of king fish and mackeral

barracuda

the water is tough

it is salty

lots of reasons for people to stay home this sunday...Yeah I htink all the 39 and under clydes should stay home, better safe than sorry

2011-04-26 8:25 AM
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ajusf16 - 2011-04-26 8:47 AM
tri/tbay - 2011-04-26 8:15 AM
TriRSquared - 2011-04-25 6:20 PM
Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.

well in that case;

sharks

rays

oysters

glass bottles

red tide

jelly fish

snakes

sea weed is yucky

lots of king fish and mackeral

barracuda

the water is tough

it is salty

lots of reasons for people to stay home this sunday...Yeah I htink all the 39 and under clydes should stay home, better safe than sorry

Don't forget the manatees.

A couple years ago, during a practice swim, I had just passed the area where the sand turns to sea grass.  Then I see a very large black mass MOVING beneath me about 3-4 feet down. 

I screamed and I see the mass roll to one side and I recognized the profile of a manatee head.



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CubeFarmGopher - 2011-04-26 9:25 AM
ajusf16 - 2011-04-26 8:47 AM
tri/tbay - 2011-04-26 8:15 AM
TriRSquared - 2011-04-25 6:20 PM
Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.

well in that case;

sharks

rays

oysters

glass bottles

red tide

jelly fish

snakes

sea weed is yucky

lots of king fish and mackeral

barracuda

the water is tough

it is salty

lots of reasons for people to stay home this sunday...Yeah I htink all the 39 and under clydes should stay home, better safe than sorry

Don't forget the manatees.

A couple years ago, during a practice swim, I had just passed the area where the sand turns to sea grass.  Then I see a very large black mass MOVING beneath me about 3-4 feet down. 

I screamed and I see the mass roll to one side and I recognized the profile of a manatee head.

valid point, manatees are a very violent animal found in our waters. more people should stay home
2011-04-26 8:41 AM
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ajusf16 - 2011-04-26 9:37 AM
CubeFarmGopher - 2011-04-26 9:25 AM
ajusf16 - 2011-04-26 8:47 AM
tri/tbay - 2011-04-26 8:15 AM
TriRSquared - 2011-04-25 6:20 PM
Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.

well in that case;

sharks

rays

oysters

glass bottles

red tide

jelly fish

snakes

sea weed is yucky

lots of king fish and mackeral

barracuda

the water is tough

it is salty

lots of reasons for people to stay home this sunday...Yeah I htink all the 39 and under clydes should stay home, better safe than sorry

Don't forget the manatees.

A couple years ago, during a practice swim, I had just passed the area where the sand turns to sea grass.  Then I see a very large black mass MOVING beneath me about 3-4 feet down. 

I screamed and I see the mass roll to one side and I recognized the profile of a manatee head.

valid point, manatees are a very violent animal found in our waters. more people should stay home


And how can we forget!!!!!!


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2011-04-26 10:31 AM
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Hey guys,

     I had to drop out of the St. Anthonys tri this week due to a tear in my peroneal tendon (actually the peroneus brevis) in my foot.  Pretty crushing, to say the very least, as I have been looking forward to this for a long time.  Well I deferred my registration to next year, HOWEVER, I have a hotel room that I have already paid for.  I am from Pompano Beach and was going to drive up for the weekend.  It is non-refundable, of course.  But I called and the hotel told me it was transferrable.  So basically, if anyone is still looking for a hotel, I have a 2 night reservation at the Hampton (3 miles from race site) checking in Saturday the 30th and checking out on Monday the 2nd that I'd like to sell at a VERY discounted price to a fellow triathlete.  If everybody has their hotel already, well, I guess I will see you all there; Ill be the guy handing you water

 

ETA: Please PM me for more info.  I want to sell the reservation for $140; thats $40 off what I paid.



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2011-04-26 10:35 AM
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"""sharks

rays

oysters

glass bottles

red tide

jelly fish

snakes

sea weed is yucky

lots of king fish and mackeral

barracuda

the water is tough

it is salty

lots of reasons for people to stay home this sunday...Yeah I htink all the 39 and under clydes should stay home, better safe than sorry

Don't forget the manatees.

A couple years ago, during a practice swim, I had just passed the area where the sand turns to sea grass.  Then I see a very large black mass MOVING beneath me about 3-4 feet down. 

I screamed and I see the mass roll to one side and I recognized the profile of a manatee head.

valid point, manatees are a very violent animal found in our waters. more people should stay home

And how can we forget!!!!!!


PIRATES Sealed""""

Pirates!!! Are you talking about the ever infamous St Pete Pier Homeless, they will scare the bejesus out of you!  If they get too close I like to use mace, but since it will be race day(not sure mace is allowed or effective in the swim) I will be forced to defend myself by wildly swinging my swim bag(mask, snorkel, air tank and fins) I hope I don’t damage anything as I will need it to swim through the 4 foot plus rollers were expecting.

My co-workers think it's going to be funny to chum up the water and bring out the big Penn shark reels just prior to the gun going off, they have started a "chum-pool" at work to make sure they have enough to seep off the pier until my wave goes off. Rednecks never die...thery just get more creative.

The jelly fish that are in the water right now are like little fist sized protein/GU shots.  Please make sure you don't have your mouth open and accidentally inhale one of these little suckers, if you do you will have Montezuma’s revenge on the "run" course.They feel weird on your hands as your swimming but I swim with them all the time and other than the weird feeling, never ever had an issue with them.

Of course it's scientifically proven that if you’re a 40+ Clyde from out of town the only known way to prevent such dread will be to forego racing, you'd be better served coming to town and spending your money on the local economy and leaving  knowing you have been spared the horror of such said swim encounters.

 

2011-04-26 2:04 PM
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tri/tbay - 2011-04-26 8:15 AM
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Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.

If you are scared of sharks you are probably scared of asteroids as well

We did a tri in Moss Park in Orlando a year or so ago, and about 2 mins before the gun a nice sized gator surfaced between the beach and the first buoy.  When 100+ triathletes go punding into the water just about everything high tails it in the other direction.



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ajusf16 - 2011-04-26 8:47 AM
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TriRSquared - 2011-04-25 6:20 PM
Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.

well in that case;

sharks

rays

oysters

glass bottles

red tide

jelly fish

snakes

sea weed is yucky

lots of king fish and mackeral

barracuda

the water is tough

it is salty

lots of reasons for people to stay home this sunday...Yeah I htink all the 39 and under clydes should stay home, better safe than sorry

Nice try, but I'm still toeing the line Sunday.  The only thing that would change that is snake and spiders and I think the gators and sharks will keep them away.

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TriRSquared - 2011-04-26 3:04 PM
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TriRSquared - 2011-04-25 6:20 PM
Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.

If you are scared of sharks you are probably scared of asteroids as well

We did a tri in Moss Park in Orlando a year or so ago, and about 2 mins before the gun a nice sized gator surfaced between the beach and the first buoy.  When 100+ triathletes go punding into the water just about everything high tails it in the other direction.

Its just motivation to swim faster!

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TriRSquared - 2011-04-25 6:20 PM
Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.

well in that case;

sharks

rays

oysters

glass bottles

red tide

jelly fish

snakes

sea weed is yucky

lots of king fish and mackeral

barracuda

the water is tough

it is salty

lots of reasons for people to stay home this sunday...Yeah I htink all the 39 and under clydes should stay home, better safe than sorry

Nice try, but I'm still toeing the line Sunday.  The only thing that would change that is snake and spiders and I think the gators and sharks will keep them away.

snakes was on the list
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ajusf16 - 2011-04-26 9:00 PM
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TriRSquared - 2011-04-25 6:20 PM
Renee - 2011-04-25 6:12 PM

There are sharks in the bay too.  But the chances of ANY of these things bothering you is very small in the grand scheme of things. 



Sean your going to scare our northern friends!!!!!! Hopefully in my agegroup.

well in that case;

sharks

rays

oysters

glass bottles

red tide

jelly fish

snakes

sea weed is yucky

lots of king fish and mackeral

barracuda

the water is tough

it is salty

lots of reasons for people to stay home this sunday...Yeah I htink all the 39 and under clydes should stay home, better safe than sorry

Nice try, but I'm still toeing the line Sunday.  The only thing that would change that is snake and spiders and I think the gators and sharks will keep them away.

snakes was on the list

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2011-04-27 11:45 AM
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To those of you who have done the race before...where are the speed bumps?


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They are around mile 10 I think, somewhere before the half way point before the water stations.  You can split the humps ther is a break in the middle.  If memory serves me they were by the golf course, but I know they were around mile 10 or further.
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Just rode my bike through downtown St. Pete (windy today) and they are setting up! Some of the Expo merchants are already putting out apparel! So excited, can't wait!
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Oh BTW there are white caps in the bay right now but the winds should hopefully die down by Sunday. Also last Friday I was running down by northshore pool and a lady photographer was wading taking pics of paddleboarders and she got stung by a Stingray. The barb went thru her Achilles! Ouch! Please use the Stingray shuffle!!
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