The granddaddy of Chicago open water swims is taking place this Saturday at Ohio Street Beach starting at 8:00am. If you’ve never done this one before, you should really check it out. Chris Sheean does a great job of putting it together, and people come from all over to test their mettle in Lake Michigan.
I did the 2.5K swim in 2006, and it was a real blast. I had thought about braving the 5K, but I had just come off of a half-ironman and was pretty beat at the time. Regardless, it’s a great course with some fantastic views of the skyline. Plus it’s right in our very own backyard!