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S.C.A.R. Leaves Great Memories

SCAR SWIM 2014 from Kent Nicholas on Vimeo.

As organizer Kent Nicholas explains about the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge 2014, “It was hard to fit four days, four lakes and roughly 40 miles of swimming into 5 minutes … but here goes [see above].

We don’t take ourselves too seriously, remembering that swimming is about having a good time.”

And that the S.C.A.R. swimmers do.

The S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge is set in the dry, rugged American southwest desert of Arizona. Once a humble attempt at a long series of training swims, S.C.A.R. is no longer a rogue swim under the radar. The secret is out about the out-of-the-way 4-day stage swim that focuses on camaraderie rather than competition, passion rather than pressure.

Swimmers from around the world have discovered the joy of a 64.3 km series of swims in Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Apache Lake and Roosevelt Lake where flexibility and recovery play important elements just as do feeds and navigation. Set along four majestic reservoirs on the Salt River in the desert wild, Nicholas’ brainchild has become an international marathon happening that has blossomed out of the desert wilds.

Registration will open November 1st for its coveted 35 spots.

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