it's only 12.6 miles... who else is in :)

In about 2 months I’ll be taking a crack at the longest and gnarliest swim I’ve ever attempted, the Distance Swim Challenge. I’m going to try and knock out 12.6 miles of swimming from Manhattan Beach all the way up to Santa Monica. The idea of this swim is somewhere between crazy and super awesome epic adventure. The second part of that is what drew me to it.

I heard about it a while ago from a Facebook friend and I’ve been bouncing the idea around in my head ever since. I asked another friend about it and instead of making fun of me she decided we both need to do this. So after peer pressuring each other into it a little bit we both finally registered today! What put it over the top is I met one of the guys running the event this weekend and he hooked me up with a 20% discount code for me, my friends, teammates and readers.

So what you need to do is enter the code ROBAQUATICS when you register and they’ll take 20% off of whatever race you decide to do. If you’re not feeling up to a 12.6 mile trip up the coast don’t worry! There’s shorter distances and relays available. You can swim 1.2, 2.4, 4.8 miles, or 12.6 miles as an individual or split up 4.8 or 12.6 miles into a relay. Check out for more details on the race.

I’m pretty stoked about this challenge. Earlier in the summer when I said it felt like I was training for something and I just didn’t know what it was yet… well I think this is it! That being said… I have a lot of work to do between here and October 16th!

4 Responses to “Save 20% on the Distance Swim Challenge with RobAquatics!”

  1. [...] today was probably borderline ill advised it was really good for me. My big swim this year is the 12.6 mile Distance Swim Challenge and it involves a lot of these ins and outs in areas that can have pretty healthy surf. I’m [...]

  2. [...] a TBD length. I had made plans to get out and swim with Beth who is going to be my kayaker on the 12.6 mile Distance Swim Challenge coming up in October. Beth is the local go to Kayaker for hire if you want to do a long distance [...]

  3. Gords says:

    20% discount is huge considering it $445 for the 12.6 mile race. Good luck in your training and in your race Rob. Wish I could register, but I have a Scout camp that weekend.

  4. [...] which made me a little more worried about hanging with him in the water! We also talked about the Distance Swim Challenge coming up soon. He did the course as a training swim and gave me some pointers on what to expect out there. Since [...]