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Bermuda Round-the-Sound Swimathon, October 16, 2011

On October 16, 2011, I did my first open water swim event, Round-the-Sound Swimathon, which was held in Bermuda in the Harrington Sound. I chose Bermuda for my first event because I used to take many holidays to the island in the 90s, and still have friends there. It remains one of my favorite places!

The distances were 10k, 7.25k, 4k, 2k, .8k – I chose to swim the 4k (2.5 miles).  The conditions were perfect, the event was very well organized, and I met some great people. A wonderful first-time OWS experience! It’s on my bucket list to return to do the 10k.

 

Bermuda Round-the-Sound course map

Round-the-Sound course map

Swimmers at the start of the Bermuda Round-the-Sound Swimathon 4K

Swimmers at the start of the 4K (I’m the one waving)

Swimmers in Harrington Sound during the 2011 Bermuda Round-the-Sound Swimathon

Swimmers in Harrington Sound

Caroline Kavanagh, Suzanne Kavanagh, and me after the 2011 Bermuda Round-the-Sound Swimathon

Caroline Kavanagh, Suzanne Kavanagh, and me after the swim.