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Swim Report – November 12, 2017 – Autumn Ice

Nicole, Tim, and I met out at L1 at 6:30am yesterday. On the plus side, the overnight rain had stopped, giving us a small aperture of time to get in a swim in a very calm lake. However, we still had to contend with a very cold lake! The surface temperature came in at a crisp... Read More

Swim Report – November 5, 2017 – November Nose Dive

Five intrepid Lake Monsters met out at L1 to get in a swim. Fortunately for us, the wind gods decided to sleep in, giving us a completely calm and flat lake. But the Autumn spirits never give anything up for free as we found out once we got in the lake! The surface temperature... Read More

Swim Report – October 22, 2017 – Evading Old Man Autumn

Autumn closed its dark gray grip over Indian Summer on Sunday – but not before we got in a swim in all the sunshine! Four of us met out at L1 just before 7:00am. The lake temp came in at 62.0F (official in-swim reading), and the air temp was a tolerable 60F. But we had... Read More

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

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