Thursday, September 16, 2010

Have I Been Bamboozled?

How on earth did I get this email this morning?


Congratulations on your entry in the 2nd annual SAN DIEGO-CORONADO SHARKFEST SWIM, scheduled for Sunday, September 19, 2010. You will be swimming 1 mile across San Diego Harbor from the 5th Avenue Landing in San Diego to the foot of the Coronado Bridge on Coronado Island. 

This is the official "ENTRANT NEWSLETTER." Nothing will be sent via regular mail. All athletes will pick up their timing chips and swim caps race day morning. 

Please read the following information carefully and PRINT IT OUT to review again before race day. 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SWIM FOR NOVICES OR THOSE UNPREPARED TO SPEND UP TO 50 MINUTES IN THE WATER. If your time for a mile in the pool (72 lengths or 36 laps in a 25-yard pool) is longer than 40 minutes, we do not recommend that you attempt this swim.

The email goes on and on and lists when and where packet pickup is.  Here's another one of my favorite lines:

Full hypothermia may result in death. Don't be ashamed or hesitate to call it quits early. If you decide it's just not your day, stay put and raise your hand.

It gets more enticing by the minute!  

Was this a mass email mailing?  Am I on some kind of a cuckoo list?  Did I randomly get drawn from some database?  

Or should I maybe go do it? 

1 comment:

  1. I thought my husband was the only one that says "bamboozled"! You're such a radical athlete, you've forgotten what races you've registered for! (But make sure you bring a doctor friend to be there for the hypothermia risk.)


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