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Are you interested in participating in the Splash and Dash Series this summer? If so please comment at the bottom of this blog so we can gauge interest!

Thanks,

Lisa, Cami via Christi

Splash and Dash Athletes,

Good evening! As you know, Lisa Rainsberger and I (Cami Stock) very much enjoyed bringing the Splash and Dash to Prospect Lake last year, and it is our hope to continue with a Splash and Dash race series again this year in a different venue. We hope you'll join us!

The City of Colorado Springs, despite our best efforts (and yours!) to write the council, has elected to close the lake. This put Lisa and I in a very hard position, as finding a body of water suitable and safe for a swim is expensive and difficult. We weighed all options, and it was in the best interest of our athletes for safety(!) and cost to the athletes to forego the use of Prospect Lake. It was a tough decision, and not one we made without considerable research of resources, safety, and feasibility during the lake closure.

HOWEVER...we have an opportunity to align ourselves with an outdoor pool, currently managed by a group trying to save the aquatics facilities in Colorado Springs. It is not a lake swim, but the outdoor venue coupled by a safe run gives athletes an opportunity for a mid-week swim/run practice....and for first timers, the pool may be a more comfortable place to start, all while helping to maintain the swimming presence in the city!

Dates would be Tuesday nights, held tentatively 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, and 8/10. The pool is located at Union and Templeton Gap. Swim would be 300-900 yards for adults, 100-300 for youth, and a 4 mile run for the adults. The run will not be open to traffic.

Again, please respond to this blog and I will pass along the interest I see to Lisa and Cami.


Thanks everyone!

Christi

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Comment by Lee Gardner on January 28, 2011 at 5:01pm
Any news on the Splash-n-Dash moving back to open water for 2011?
Comment by Dieter Schnakenberg on May 5, 2010 at 7:39pm
I know its out of the way but would Cherry Creek in Denver be an option for the swim? Either way I am interested in some more info, did my first tri last year and found out quick that I need more training. Thanks!
Comment by Cory Morlock on May 4, 2010 at 9:05pm
I had a blast at this race last year and agree that open water would be the best. However, I think it's a great opportunity for more than just those who need open water swimming. This was my first swimming race last year, so any type of water race is great for people who are just getting into triathlons.
Comment by Lee Gardner on May 4, 2010 at 8:12pm
Yes. Open water is ideal. I'd support the pool option, but only because I want the open water swimming back. I'm willing to fist fight someone if it comes to that.
Comment by Scott Carmack on May 4, 2010 at 7:51pm
Christi, I am really interested in this being in the springs. The open water would be best, but sounds like we've hit a road block. Is the prospect lake option completely off the table? What about Palmer Lake, could that be an option?
Comment by Brian McCarrie on May 4, 2010 at 10:09am
Hey I'm interested. I'd really like to get some open water though.

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