The Olympic Road To London Begins In Long Beach

The Olympic Road To London Begins In Long Beach

When USA Swimming decided to host its National Open Water Swimming Championships, it decided to select a location that is similar to what the athletes might expect in the Serpentine in Hyde Park for the 2012 London Olympics.

USA Swimming seems to be right on the money in its selection of Long Beach.

Yesterday at mid-day in both Long Beach and London, USA Swimming’s representatives separately checked the water temperature in Marine Stadium in Long Beach and the Serpentine in London.

Remarkably, the water temperature was within 1°F of each other and the water conditions were exactly the same.

The water temperature in the Serpentine 16.5°C (62°F) while the water temperature in Marine Stadium was 63.6°F (17.5°C) with more good California sunshine gradually warming up on the horizon.

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