The Fiji 10K swim was an awesome event! Swimmers from New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Fiji gathered at the Plantation Island Resort for a weekend of swimming, racing and socializing. The 10K went off on Sunday, October 19th, the day after a little storm had passed over the island. The skies had cleared, but the seas had not yet settled, giving us some open water conditions to swim in. As we swam around Plantation Island, we started with the wind at our side giving uneven chop, then turning the corner into a following sea we could almost surf in, then on the lee side of the island we swam in flat, warm, shallow water and on the final turn headed straight into the wind. What fun it was in this tropical paradise with not a cloud in the sky and warm ocean temperatures!
This event was such an enjoyable experience for me I have decided to make my come-back and start racing again - at the age of 52!
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