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!
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.