I had the chance to participate in the Mile High Multisports Cancer Sucks Freedom Swim. The MHM family was hit by cancer and the event proceeds will go towards medical expenses. A 2.4 mile, 1.2 mile and 0.5 mile course was offered. Weather conditions were great with water in the low 70's and the sun high enough in the sky that glare was a non-issue. The course was well supported with plenty of kayaks. The event was sponsored by Blue Seventy who provided caps and some prizes.
I took off with the men in the 1.2 mile division. The field took off fast and I was quickly left behind. That was OK as I was a little nervous about swimming without a wetsuit. I had a few mini panic attacks when the women's 1.2 mile field caught me and again when the 2.4 mile swimmers were lapping me. I swam faster than my comfort zone and had to get back in a rhythm.
I finished in 53:08 which was well beyond by 45 minute goal time. However it was a great experience and confidence builder.