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21March2015_5

Swim Report – March 21, 2015 – Happy Spring!

I snagged a parking spot over by the Latin School and started working my way out to L1 when I suddenly realized that the sun was rising much earlier than I had expected. So I broke into a trot and got out to the lakefront just in time to snap a few shots while it was just cresting... Read More

14March2015_4

Swim Report – March 14, 2015 – Pi Day Plunge

Just a quick report since the weather is gorgeous outside, and I do not want to spend too much time indoors! Marton and I met out at L1 just before sunrise (7:15am), and the lakefront was quite different from last week! The swim area was completely ice free, and all the ladders... Read More

07March2015_10

Swim Report – March 7, 2015 – Hints of Spring

Nick made a surprise appearance at L1 and accompanied Marton, Fred, and I out for what turned out to be yet another amazing winter swim… Ma Nature was very generous and gave us a 38F air temperature along with a mirror flat lake. But she insisted we earn our keep with... Read More

28Feb2015_8

Swim Report – February 28, 2015 – Ice Capades Edition

Dave scouted out the lakefront yesterday, and the only area with open water was the Montrose south wall. But even with that potential, there was still a 15+ foot ice shelf along the shore that would require some heavy duty labor to gain access to the swimmable lake. Fortunately... Read More

14Feb2015_6

Swim Report – February 14, 2015 – Big Chill on Valentine’s Day

Given the frigid 17F air temperature, we decided to head out to the Montrose south wall in lieu of L1. And as it turned out, that was the best thing we could have done! I met up with Mike and Marton out at MSW just before sunrise (7:00am). We scoped out the swim area, and there... Read More

31Jan2015_5

(Belated) Swim Report – January 31, 2015 – Calm before the storm

We lucked out again last Saturday with the weather and lake conditions. There were some slight swells at North Avenue Beach, but L1 was completely calm. Once we cleared off L1, we were able to get in a swim up to the 1/8 mile mark until we ran into some ice sheets. Another... Read More

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