2015 Minnewaska Trathlon
Saturday, August 1st.
Starts at 7:30 a.m.2>
Our purpose of hosting the Lake Minnewaska Triathlon is to share the proceeds to enhance the lives of our young people in aquatics.
Our proceeds after expenses have gone to these following areas the past 8 years:
- Support and donate to the MAHS Community Education pool equipment
- New high school pool record board- 2008
- New high school swim team uniform jackets and pants- 2007
- Financial assistance for Comm.Ed swim lesson programs, summer swim programs and defraying costs for young people to become Lifeguard and WSI certified.
- Financial assistance for swim gear, and swim team items.
- Donations to highschool swim team for training equipment
- Donations to the Glenwood and Starbuck Beaches to purchase equipment and first aid kits
965 S Lake Shore Dr
Glenwood, MN 56334
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Any questions: please contact race director Linda Hoffmann at 320-239-4972 or cell 320-491-5674 or email: email@example.com
Horizon Public Health New Release: Lake Minnewaska
Wed, July 8, 2015
Minnesota summers bring many people to our area lakes and rivers. With any freshwater recreational activity, there is a low-level risk of infection from an ameba called Naegleria fowleri. This ameba is commonly found in fresh waters and soils worldwide so many persons are exposed to it daily as they enjoy water related activities. Very rarely, it can cause a severe brain infection, Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM). Despite the fact that it is extremely rare, when it occurs, it is devastating.There is no greater risk in Lake Minnewaska than anywhere else, despite the development of this case. Persons do not need to avoid partaking in summer activities on Lake Minnewaska.
The Naegleria ameba infects people by entering thorough the nose and traveling up to the brain and spinal cord. Personal actions to reduce the risk of Naegleria fowleri infection could include:
It is likely that a low risk of Naegleria infection will always exist with recreational use of Minnesota's freshwater lakes and rivers. It is important to remember that the occurrence of PAM is extremely rare. Despite hundreds of millions of recreational water activities each year, only 35 cases of PAM have been reported in the United States in the last 10 years.
It's summertime in MN. We urge you to continue to enjoy the multitude of lake activities that are available all around us.
Additional information regarding Naegleria and PAM is available at the following links.
Additionally, concerned persons may contact Horizon Public Health at 320-634-7822 or their primary care clinic.
The LMT staff are confident that this is a very rare occurrence with many factors, but to ease your fears we will have nose plugs available for the participants at check in.