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CAST plans open-water swim meet

| June 16, 2010 9:00 PM

SWIMMING

Kananowicz swims: On June 6, Coeur d'Alene Area Swim Team member Bryce Kananowicz competed in the Open Water National Swim Meet in Long Beach, Calif.

At age 14, Bryce became one of the youngest swimmers ever to swim in such an event and swam the 5-kilometer race in a personal best time of 1 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds, placing 62nd overall.

During the start of the race Bryce found out firsthand how rough a sport open water swimming is, finding himself at one time getting accidentally dunked by 10k national champion Fran Crippen, and getting kicked time and time again due to the bunching of the swimmers at the start.

Open-water swim meet set: The Coeur d'Alene Area Swim Team will host the CAST Classic open-water swim meet on Saturday, Aug. 14 in Lake Coeur d'Alene.

The race distances of the swims will be 2.5, 5 and 10 kilometers. Each race will start and finish just off Independence Point. The 2.5-kilometer rectangular course runs parallel to the public beach.

There are high hopes within the swimming community that a future National Open Water Championship will be held here in Coeur d'Alene, CAST officials said. Representatives from the USA Swimming national office will be present and observing this first CAST Classic.

The event will be open to all registered USA Swimming and US Masters Swimmers. This inaugural meet will be open to the first 200 swimmers who sign up and will be conducted under USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming rules and fully officiated. Temporary registration will be available.

Information: Coeur d'Alene Area Swim Team, 699-4911, or castclassic@gmail.com

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