3.2 mile race participants should be able to swim 5,000 yards freestyle in less than:
1 hour and 45 minutes in a pool, and
2 hours in open water conditions
Participants who are not on TARGET to finish the 3.2 mile swim in 2 hours, will be pulled from the water at the discretion of the Race Director & Safety Official - no questions asked.
If you are not comfortable swimming this distance, there are many local races that provide 1/2, 1, and 2-mile distance races. You can find more information about those races on the Pacific Northwest Aquatics (PNA) website.