And yeah, I was there. I swam 240 laps (that’s 2 miles plus 16 laps). I have to miss a bunch of nights so I can’t actually win the thing, but I’ll be able to swim 25 miles which is enough to get invited to the dinner at the end of the summer.
Except I know myself. It’s going to bug me. Maybe I’ll be able to swim enough to come in third.
Backstory: Every summer the NYC Parks & Recreation Department sponsors a summer lap swim contest. Anyone who swims 25 miles by September 2nd gets a tshirt and is invited to a celebration at the end of the summer. There’s also a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophy for the man and the woman who swim the most miles in their division at their pool between 7/5 and 8/5.
Two more shots from Fort Tryon Park. I love these steps to nowhere. There were a few sets of steps like this, but this one was the prettiest.