Swimming: 1 Mile, 10K
Tacoma, Washington | May 8th, 2018
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The Swim Defiance is a Swimming race in Tacoma, Washington consisting of a 1 Mile, 10K.
Great name, "Swim Defiance". And no, it doesn't involve swimming where there is a "no swimming" sign.
Swim Defiance is actually a race from Port Defiance across the Puget Sound to Vashon Island. You actually have a choice of the "one way" 3k distance, or a 5k, "there and back" distance.
One of the incredible things about this race is that the first time this race was held was in 1926. Back in the early hey-days of open water swimming. Around the time when the first woman, Gertrude Ederle, became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Also when Canadian, George Young, won the raceKeep Reading