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Friday, March 21, 2014

Say Yes! To Life In Washington

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Say Yes! To Life is an American excursion swimming event management company founded by Guila Muir in the state of Washington.

The brainchild of Muir is the Northwest’s premiere source of open water swimming adventures and was named as one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims for 2013 - 2014.

The 2014 Say Yes! to Life Swim Series includes the following swims:

17 May - Seattle Bonfire Bash: an early season ¾-mile swim in Puget Sound with trained safety kayaker accompaniment, followed by a beach bonfire. Wetsuit is required.
31 May - Seattle Conquer Your Half Ironman: a 1.2-mile swim scheduled as practice for summer triathlons with an open water swimming clinic.
31 May - Seattle Conquer Your Ironman: a 2.4-mile swim to help prepare for the Ironman with an open water swimming clinic.
28 June - Seattle Tubby Trout: a 3.2-mile swim in beautiful Lake Washington with prizes for all.
16 July - Seattle Wednesday Evening Stress Relief: a 0.5-mile excursion.
16 July - Seattle Wednesday Evening Stress Relief: a 1 mile end to a long day.
24 August - Wilderness Adventure Swim #1: 1-2 miles outside Seattle in a pristine lake that includes a gourmet lunch, Swim Trivia, extended yoga, and unforgettable vistas.
14 September - Circumnavigate Seward: a 2.4-mile Ironman training swim in an incredibly scenic setting.
20 September - Wilderness Adventure Swim #2: 1-2 miles outside Seattle in a pristine lake that includes a gourmet lunch, Swim Trivia, extended yoga, and unforgettable vistas.
5 October - Seattle Agua Fresca: a 1-mile swim in Lake Washington at its gorgeous best in early October.
12 October - Seattle Autumn at Alki: a 1-mile ocean swim with beach bonfire and fish n’ chips lunch included. Wetsuit is required.

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