40 Mile Swim Challenge
40-Mile Swim Challenge – 2015
Hello, swimmers. With the pool opening in less than a month, let’s hope these April Showers rain themselves out so we can have some sunny months for our 40 Mile Swim Challenge, 2015.
On chilly evenings this summer, you may notice a lot of people around the pool sporting bright royal blue hoodies emblazoned with the 40 Mile Swim logo. This was last year’s reward for achieving that most coveted status.
And, while you’re at it, take a look at our bulletin board in the entry kiosk. The 40 Mile Swim Challenge will have our own dedicated ¼ of the kiosk. There you’ll see our perpetual plaque engraved with the name and achievement of last year’s winner, Jessica Landisman Williams who swam an amazing 191 miles during 2015 the Venetian season. There will also be tips to help you achieve your miles and you can feel free to post notices relating to the 40 Mile Swim Challenge on that part of the kiosk.
And now, announcing the 40 Mile Swim Challenge Incentive Award for 2015: This year, when you achieve your 40 Miles, you will receive a big, plush, beach towel with the 40 Mile Swim Challenge logo on it. So, in 2016, we hope to see all the pool chairs draped in 40 Mile Swim towels :–).
The 40 Mile Swim challenge is open to all Venetian Pool Community Association members, young or old, beginner or pro. All you have to do is swim at least 40 miles during the swim season and you can even swim 5 of those miles away from Venetian, on vacation. You can do any stroke and you don’t even have to put your head under water if you don’t want to. Sign up begins May 1 and will be announced in an E Splash at that time.
See you in the lanes!
**Good idea to write your name inside your hoodie with a Sharpie so it doesn’t get confused with someone else’s at the pool.
Submitted by Maya Hahn