Oooof. Two weeks after a swim race isn't the best time to be writing about it but I like to keep track of this stuff plus I have some really unflattering pictures & a normal amount of selfies to share so here we go... I signed up for this race as part of a bundle of three open water swims scattered around Colorado this summer for no other reason than I love to swim. I've ridden my bike alongside of Carter Lake approximately one zillion times in the last three years but I've never actually been IN the lake, so I was excited to see if it was a disgusting swamp or perfect and delicious. Logistics seemed a bit aggressive, we had to be at the race site several hours before the race (not to mention sunrise) to catch a bus to the start. I rolled in at the end of the show up before X time or you will explode into fire window and managed to get checked in, on a bus, and to the start of the race with over an hour to kill before we actually were able to get in the water.