DC-area open water swimming?

DC-area open water swimming?

Post by John Fraze » Sat, 29 May 1999 04:00:00


OK, I asked this back in February and everyone got all mysterious about
it -- where in the Washington, DC area (preferably Northern ***ia) can
one safely and more or less legally swim in open water?
 
 
 

DC-area open water swimming?

Post by Ohm Ksi Kii Mi » Sat, 29 May 1999 04:00:00

Try to track down John Flannagan.  He's the US Masters coach of a team
that works out at Haines Point in D.C.  He is very active in open water
swimming.  In fact, when I was back there last year, he piloted me for
a two-mile swim down the Potomac and back.

Unfortunately, I don't have a phone number - but believe he lives in
***ia.

Good Luck.

Gary

Quote:

>OK, I asked this back in February and everyone got all mysterious about
>it -- where in the Washington, DC area (preferably Northern ***ia) can
>one safely and more or less legally swim in open water?


 
 
 

DC-area open water swimming?

Post by Jeff » Thu, 03 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> Try to track down John Flannagan.  He's the US Masters coach of a team
> that works out at Haines Point in D.C.  He is very active in open water
> swimming.  In fact, when I was back there last year, he piloted me for
> a two-mile swim down the Potomac and back.

> Unfortunately, I don't have a phone number - but believe he lives in
> ***ia.

> Good Luck.

I did a couple of workouts with Coach Flanagan once when my coach was out of
town.

He's a really nice guy and a great coach.

 
 
 

DC-area open water swimming?

Post by fl.. » Thu, 03 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
> > he piloted me for a two-mile swim down the Potomac
> > and back.

?? Is it safe to swim in the Potomac? I am VERY interested. I work in
Alexandria VA, I sometimes go to work kayaking from DC on the Potomac,
but would LOVE to be able to swim in it. In particular because I am
training for an ironman myself.

- Francois

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