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27June2015_6

Swim Report – June 27, 2015 – Summer Swells

I was a bit concerned about what the lake would present to us at 5:15am since the forecast called for 20mph+ winds – typically a precursor of very high waves. Fortunately, the lake was nowhere near as bad as it could have been! Our first official meetup of summer sure... Read More

20June2015_1

Swim Report – June 20, 2015 – Last Spring meetup

A quick swim report since we finally got a sunny day, and I’m not going to stay inside and squander the first official day of Summer! We had yet another fantastic turnout for our last official Spring meetup, including several Lake Monsters who we haven’t seen since... Read More

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Swim Report – June 13, 2015 – Morning Fog Edition

Quite a crowd of swimmers showed up at L1 just before 5:15am. And for those that were training for an upcoming Alcatraz swim, it was the ideal setting! The angry yellow and red bands of thunderstorms that showed up on the weather radar were fortunately passing to the south of... Read More

06June2015_4

Swim Report – June 6, 2015 – Spring Chill

There really is no way to spin it – 5:15am is dreadfully early in the morning. Plus, the absolute last thing you want to do at that early hour on a Saturday is to jump into a cold, wavy lake. But we Lake Monsters are a hardy lot! Ma Nature gave us a smackdown this morning... Read More

DDay

D-Day – June 6, 1944

Already the sea runs red. Even among some of the lightly wounded who jumped into shallow water the hits prove fatal. Knocked down by a bullet in the arm or weakened by fear and shock, they are unable to rise again and are drowned by the onrushing tide. Other wounded men drag... Read More

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Memorial Day 2015

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now... Read More

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