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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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OWC Swim Waiver – Why You Need to Sign This Now

There’s a brand new feature on the OWC website. If you look at the bottom right side, there’s a bright green tab that says “OWC Swim Waiver.” Be sure to click on that and fill it out – and that includes all you Lake Monsters who have already swum... Read More

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Swim Report – April 4, 2015 – Holy Saturday

Mike, Marton, Jason and I met out at L1 at 6:30am – just in time for a spectacular sunrise. The air temperature was a bit crisp at 35F, but the lake came in at 44.4F. We also had some medium size swells, but nothing too bothersome. Given the abundant sunshine and calm... Read More

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New 2015 Chicago Swim Event – The 1st Annual OWC/Sugob Crib Crawl!

Chicago area open water swimmers will have one more Lake Michigan swim option this year thanks to a recently inked partnership between OWC and San Francisco-based Sugob Events! Dubbed the “OWC/Sugob Crib Crawl,” this will be a 2.72 mile point-to-point swim event... Read More

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