The swim temperature typically ranges from 52-65 degrees Fahrenheit so a wetsuit is STRONGLY recommended. The swim is located at mile post 33.5 in a gravel pit. The swim will consist of 5 laps equaling a total of 1.2miles. The swim course will be marked with floating yellow buoys along with a string running between each buoy. Following the string will help you to not veer off course. The gravel pit itself is deep enough so you will not be scraping yourself on the gravel which has been a problem in years past. Exiting the water will require you to climb out of the gravel pit onto an AstroTurf transition area. Use caution when entering and exiting the swim area as it get very slippery as more racers enter and exit the area. As we get closer to race day, we will try to keep you up to date on the water temperature.