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Swim Report – October 15, 2017 – Deluge

Three of us met out at L1 yesterday morning at the tail end of this weekend’s inundation. Despite the gusty wind conditions outside, the lake was as calm as could be. Plus the official water temperature came in at a balmy 63.4F – not bad at all! I swam to the 1/4... Read More

Swim Report – October 8, 2017 – Marathon Morning!

Daryl, I, and a flock of geese met out at L1 early Sunday morning. Given the marathon mess taking place to the west, I came in from north Lake Shore Drive and avoided LaSalle Street altogether. I wasn’t expecting to have a civil swim site waiting for me, so imagine my... Read More

Swim Report – September 23, 2017 – Autumn Scorcher

Summer went out with a bang this year and decided to spill over into Autumn this weekend. Not that any of us minded, however… The air temperature read 80F when I stepped outside yesterday morning, and it continued its upward climb throughout the day. I had snuck out to... Read More

Joey, Lake Monster 475

Swim Report – September 16, 2017 – Late Summer Perfection

There’s nothing like a perfect swim morning to make up for a very rough evening… Hurricane Joseph became a Category 5 storm at 2:00am last night. So given that I was completely spent by the time it came to leave for the swim, imagine my joy when the lake turned out... Read More

Swim Report – September 9, 2017 – Big Rollers

Ma Nature doesn’t cut us any slack once August ends. While the lake temp is still quite balmy at 65.6F, it’s not the 70F+ we were enjoying just a few short weeks ago. So for better or worse (mostly better!), the lake has started its downward slope for the year… Four... Read More

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