One month before the actual race we thought it to be useful to test our equipment in the actual Baltic Sea and so we went with two of our supporters to Warnemünde to swallow salt water and get stung by jellyfish. And what shall we say, swimming in open water is a lot different than in our beloved Schlachtensee. We were actually warned that due to the currents it is not recommended to swim there at the moment. Of course we disregarded those concerns and did it anyway. And since we are able to write these lines, we succeeded. The preparations before the actual training were documented and edited by René.