I completed the one mile race last year with a friend and enjoyed it so much, I recruited 2 more friends to join us this year. I love that while it still requires a certain level of swimming competence, it allows those new to open water swimming a great opportunity to compete without the stress of many highly competitive races. Despite the stronger current this year, we all did well and had a wonderful time. The organizers are responsive, the volunteers are friendly, and the charity causes are worthy. And the after race food is fantastic. Can't wait to do it again next year!