Has anyone participated in an open water race while pregnant? I am only 13 weeks now and have swam my entire life. I am signed up for a mile open water race in May which i'll be 23 weeks at time of race. From what I've read at 23 weeks I should be feeling good enough to do this. I've maintained being active since getting BFP and swim at least twice a week now which will increase as the race gets closer.
My concern was mainly the beginning of the race when everyone darts towards the water at once and limbs are flying everywhere and there's the possibility of being kicked. But I already figured I'm not trying to win the race (this year ) so I can just hang back at the start. Other than that I don't see any other risk, as long as I'm not sprinting it will be like most other workouts with the exception of the colder ocean water. Which last year was a quite pleasant temperature suprisingly. Thoughts? Oh and I'm in process of switching from OB to midwife and will most certainly pose question to her prior to participating.