The 18 min swim down the snake river wasn’t bad at all. I owe it all to my buoyant, warm wetsuit and the river current.
My brother Jared was at each transition as well, supporting me and his wife Nanette. Jason had a great time hanging with Jared and they both made it clear that, while we were racing, it was tough work being out in the sun, walking around, sitting in lawn chairs, drinking cold water, and taking pictures. Next year they might step it up a little bit and be just like this guy: click on the picture if you want a better look :)