Saluki 5K Open Water Swim
The Saluki 5K Open Water Swim is a double-distance invitational held at Southern Illinois University in Illinois, United States. On Friday, the annual Saluki Mile (1650 yards) is held in the pool on Friday and the Saluki 5K Open Water Swim is held on Saturday. All swimmers swim the 1650-yard freestyle event in the pool on Friday and then the 5K on Saturday morning.
"For distance swimming, this is a great way to get our distance swimmers their events early in the season as they usually get in shape quicker and have the least opportunities to swim their events. Distance swimmers are usually left out of being able to hone their talents within [many opportunities]. I think a balanced program tries to incorporate all their athletes at the times best for them," said coach Rick Walker.