Loved the chance to have an open water swim. The only little part that was uncomfortable was having the 1.2 group merge as the .9 and .3 were starting the swim. This extended the contact part of this sport through 1/2 of the swim instead of just the start.
My first open water swim in many years. The swim was in Shady Oak lake in Hopkins. The water was relatively warm for this time of year. No wetsuit necessary, although most wore them. Great race organization, registration was well done and relatively quick. Lots of food after the race.