Here is Coach Jake’s recap of the event and his travel adventure, firsthand!
So, the idea began with a quick peek at the Water World Website and I saw a Costa Rica swim. That seemed like an awesome idea. That seemed like a good reason to get a passport. That seemed like something that would not materialize. Little did I know that not only would it happen, somewhat magically, but also be the best trip that I have ever taken. Especially outside the U.S. Of course, it is the first trip for me so I am still on cloud nine. If your still reading… this is my editorial on the trip. Please take it with a grain of salt. It is a beautiful country, great beach, plenty to see, and really a good time. I am just a cynical bastard!
My trip plans included alot of absolutely nothing. I applied for a passport and thought that there was no way that it would arrive in time. WRONG! It took 3 weeks to get it. I then decided that I would learn how to downhill ski. That was an idea that my knees decided to veto and I got hurt. So, I decided to enroll in a 7 km swim, almost no training, injured, and in a foreign country that I cannot speak the language. Saddle up partner!