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Swim Report – May 16, 2015 – Fleeting Sunrise

Nine of us met out at L1 just shortly before 5:30am. Despite the weather radar showing bands of storms in the area, L1 managed to escape this fate – at least at that time in the morning! The lake temperature (surface) came in at 55.4F. However, that proved to be a bit... Read More

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Swim Report – May 2, 2015 – Spring Perfection

I get a lot of flack for scheduling these meetups so godforsakenly early on a Saturday morning. But what people don’t realize is that this is the absolute best time of day to get in the lake – and yesterday was no exception! A great group of both new and seasoned... Read More

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How to Promote Your Swim/Triathlon Event on the OWC Facebook Page!

Are you an event organizer in charge of promoting a for-profit or charity swim? Or are you a race director for a triathlon looking to tap into Chicago’s multi-sports market? Well you’ve come to the best possible place! If you don’t have much of a budget,... Read More

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Swim Report – April 25, 2015 – November Redux

Even though we are almost in May, it sure felt like one of our November mornings! There’s no other way to call it – L1 was a hot (cold?) mess earlier this morning. The official stats came in at a 49F lake temp, a 45F air temp, 15mph sustained winds, and 4-6 foot... Read More

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Swim Report – April 18, 2015 – Spring Turnover Edition

Despite a forecast calling for high winds, the swim site was perfectly calm at 6:00am. Marton, Mary Ellen, Jared, and Fred were there along with new Lake Monsters Mikala, Danae, and Louise. The sunrise, as always, was magnificent, and the lake temperature (surface) came in... Read More

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Swim Report – April 11, 2015 – Getting Warmer!

I met up at L1 with Marton, Fred, and Jason at 6:15am – just in time for yet another brilliant sunrise. The air temperature was a bit crisp at 41F, but the lack of wind and abundant sunshine helped ameliorate the chill. The lake, however, came in at a blazing 45F! I... Read More

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