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14Sept2014_1

Swim Report – September 14, 2014 – Early October?

After several days of yucky weather and tempestuous lake conditions, we finally got a break this morning! Five seasoned Lake Monsters met out at L1 at 6:30am just as the sun was starting to emerge to the south of the water crib. And just like last week, the colors were absolutely... Read More

7sept2014_11

Swim Report – September 7, 2014 – Photogenic morning!

We had a great turnout at 6:15am, and those who showed up got to experience one of the best sunrises of the year! The lake came in at a balmy 66F with almost perfectly flat conditions. I’ll keep this report real brief and just let the images speak for themselves. And yes,... Read More

30aug2014_9

Swim Report – August 30, 2014 – Lucky morning!

Due to holiday weekend laziness, I am only just posting this today (Labor Day). I’m going to keep this brief since I’m heading back to the beach soon to get in one last swim of the weekend! According to the weather forecast, Saturday morning was supposed to be touch... Read More

23aug2014_1

Swim Report – August 23, 2014 – Swimmers in the Mist

It’s been a while since we had this much fog at a meetup (June 22 to be specific). But even without the sunshine, the lake was quite comfortable with the nice and toasty 74F water temperature! Around twelve swimmers made it out for the 6:00am start time – including... Read More

16August2014_4

Swim Report – August 16, 2014 – Air Show Weekend!

Even though sunrise is closer to 6:00am these days, I kept the meetup time at 5:45am so we could avoid the Air Show crowds and chaos. In the past, the city has shut down the L1 swim area for the event, so we wanted to make sure we could get in a swim while it was still allowed! Twelve... Read More

9aug2014_4

Swim Report – August 9, 2014 – Swimming Chaos at L1

My first official swim back at L1 was a real slap in the face – quite literally at times! With sunrise coming at closer to 6:00am these days, we got to sleep in a bit before hightailing it out to L1. Seven of us made it out, and we were greeted with an angry lake sporting... Read More

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