This weekend I helped put together a Double Triple Martini event that ended up a triple triple… that sounds confusing but it will all make sense shortly! A while back one of our ocean swimmers Casey, who also happens to be an up and coming pro triathlete, declared an interest in swimming the triple martini. He’d never completed a 10k swim before and wanted something new and challenging to shoot for. Once we found a date that worked with his schedule I went straight to my buddy Dave VM to get him hooked in. He’s a veteran of some big swims like Catalina, Tahoe the long way, and he has plans this summer to do a big lake swim in Sweden that I’m very jealous of. He loved the idea of doing a Triple Martini. Dave digs big local swims and has been covetous of the hats Duke, Niel and I have from the completion of our swims. With him on board I started to pull a plan together and pinned down some kayakers and pace swimmers… eventually we had somewhere around 13 or 14 people involved in this swim to include a surprise entrant in Byron who pace swam 2 laps and decided to just do the whole thing!
Anyways there’s a whole long story to go with it that I wrote on the SwimAvila website. Usually Niel does the writing on that website and I just add pictures, but since I was uniquely qualified to write about all the swims going on as roving kayaker and psuedo race director he figured it was best I tell the story.
I’m sure Dave will wax poetic on the topic in the near future and I’ll make sure to update the blog with a link to that when it comes out! In the meantime check out his Siljan Diary site where he’s been writing about the work up to his swim in Sweden.