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Subject: Looking for an open water swim group - Renton
I have been out of the action for a while, and it shows. I found a seattle open water swim group who all stay in North Seattle, and that is a tough one for me over here in Renton. Does anyone here swim in the local lakes regularly either in Renton or Bellevue?

Also, I am used to Florida, so I am not sure about how it is done up here. Do we swim with full wet-suit all year?

On a side note, I also need to find a good lap pool over here. (good = not sharing lanes with more than 1 person at a time, and not frustrated at my flip-turn ineptitude.)

2014-07-07 12:12 AM
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Hey there. I'm in Renton. There's a fabulous outdoor pool here, just off 405! I swim there at least 3 times a week. Send me a PM if you want to join me sometime, plus lake Washington, lake meridian and also lake wilderness are great for open water. Would love to help you out.
2014-07-09 1:48 PM
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Raise the Bar ( has open water swim training at Lake Meridian every Wednesday night until August 20. I'm doing them. It is a good sized group with a wide variety of skill levels - mostly more advanced and a few of us newbies.

They require wetsuits.

In terms of pools, I usually swim in Juanita Aquatic center in Kirkland or Redmond Aquatic center in Redmond. Both are a bit of a drive from Renton, but they aren't very busy during the morning lap swim. I seldom have to share a lane.

Scott I.
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