OPEN WATER SWIMS / JOHN FORASTE & FRIENDS


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1998-2000: Swim around Barrington
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1998-2000.



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Photograph celebrating our completion: John Forasté and Eric Broudy (photo courtesy Eric).

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Dates: Five swims during the summers of 1998 & 2000
(20 September 1998 and 27 June, 3 July, 7 July & 10 July 2000).
Distance and route: A total of about 10 miles swum in 5 legs of varying distances (see map).
Swimmer: John Forasté (solo).
Kayaker: Eric Broudy.

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Sitting on Eric's porch in Barrington overlooking Narragansett Bay, we got this "Why not?" idea of swimming/kayaking around Barrington. We decided to do a leg from his house to the Barrington Beach to see how it would go. After enjoying that little adventure in 1998, we later decided in 2000 to swim more legs until we had gone completely "around" Barrington. Since our town is not an island, but a peninsula of sorts (though I've never heard anybody refer to it as such), we referred to our shoreline trip as a swim/kayak "around" our Barrington.

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Map data 2005 NAVTEQ from maps.google.com


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