Aug. 31, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's swim team will be holding its annual Snake River Challenge on Labor Day. The event will start at 11 a.m. this Monday, September 3.
The event will kick off with a 2.2 mile swim in the Snake River from Granite Point to the WSU Boathouse followed up by a brisk 2.2 mile run back to Granite Point.
"This is a demanding event," said head coach Erica Quam. "It is a great way to start out our training and the team knows it comes early in the fall so it pushes them to come back fit and ready for the challenge."
Team members compete against each other for the fastest swim time, the fastest run time and the fastest time overall. The Snake River Challenge is a tradition at WSU and fans and alumni are encouraged to attend.
"This event always seems to draw our group closer together, know they all battled through the challenge together," said Quam. "It really sets the stage for the rest of the year."
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.