It's Heating Up In Roberval At The World Championships

It’s Heating Up In Roberval At The World Championships

The water temperature along the race course in Roberval for the upcoming 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships ranges from 22-24.4°F (71.6 – 75.9°F) at different points.

It is surprisingly welcomed news to the swimmers who were expecting much cooler lake temperatures.

Traversee internationale du lac St-Jean legends Shelley Taylor-Smith and Philip Rush said, “We never remember the water being this warm when we swam in the 1980s and 1990s. It’s unbelievable.”

A simple heat wave or an example of global warming? Either way, with the world’s best open water swimming in Roberval, the heat is on.

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