Think there were a few of us doing this from TriTalk 1.0 (TC, Grobbo).
16th June 2019, not long now
The swim is looking a bit problematic (from Lakesman FB page)
Dear athletes, we are aware of the unfortunate situation regarding swims being cancelled and blue green algae being present in Derwentwater. There have been visible patches of blue green algae throughout the winter in isolated areas of the lake, and as temperatures have increased the areas have gone into bloom.
When the environment agency is notified, they do not automatically test the water. They simply notify the land owners who in turn put the signs up saying no swimming. Blue green algae can and is present in most water courses, its only when it begins to break down that it can be hazardous. Even then it is dependant on whether the specific species present is toxic, as not all are. The EA do not test for specific species as part of their program. They also do not test specific swim routes, just the areas reported to be in bloom.
As a precaution to this we are carrying out full analysis of the lake waters in early June in line with [British Triathlon] guidelines. This will be done in conjunction with [Swim Safety] our official water safety partner for the 2019 races. We are following the new event organisers guidance document SH2OUT if anyone wants to read more on the subject.
Following the results or our laboratory testing we will act accordingly, but are fairly hopeful that we be able to go ahead as planned with our swim portions of [The Lakesman] at this time.