Swimming Team to Hold Annual Snake River Challenge
Sept. 1, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's swimming team will make its annual Labor Day trek to the Snake River to participate in the Snake River Challenge Monday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m.
The event consists of a two mile swim from Granite Point to the WSU Boathouse followed by a two mile run back to Granite Point.
The Cougar swimmers will be competing with each other for the fastest swim time, the fastest run time and the fastest overall time in the event. The WSU Master's Team coached by Doug Garcia will also have participants in the event.
The Snake River Challenge is a time honored tradition for the Cougar swim team and Washington State fans and alumni are encouraged to attend.
'We hope it will be a fun and challenging experience for the team,' WSU Head Coach Erica Quam said. 'We want to be able to get out and enjoy the area where we live and give the new swimmers a chance to experience it first hand.'
The Cougars open their season at Gibb Pool with an intrasquad scrimmage Friday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.
Directions to Washington State's Boathouse: From Highway 195 (north or south), turn west on Wawawai Road at the blinking yellow light...travel on Wawawai Road for 10 miles...the road will end at a stop sign...turn right and drive down into the canyon...six miles at the bottom of the canyon...go past the county park on the right and over the railroad tracks the boathouse is a cinderblock building on the right park on the side of the road or in the parking lot south of the boathouse.