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01Aug2015_16b

Swim Report – August 1, 2015 – Dragonfly Edition

Our first swim of August 2015 was unquestionably one of the best ones we’ve had all year. And if you slept in this morning, you sure missed out! To begin with, the conditions out at L1 were ideal at 5:30am. The 72F lake was calm and clear with eastern horizon already... Read More

18July2015_7

Swim Report – July 18, 2015 – Ahead of the Storms

We had some pretty chaotic thunderstorms move into the region yesterday afternoon. But once again, we lucked out at 5:30am! The air temperature was already a sultry 78F when I arrived at L1. I promptly took a measurement of the lake temperature, and this came in a just under... Read More

11July2015_1

Swim Report – July 11, 2015 – Hello Summer!

After a much extended Spring, we finally got our first Summer swim out at L1. And it was magnificent! Mother Nature did not disappoint us this morning. In stark contrast to the last several weeks, this time we had clear skies and a calm lake along with a water temp reading... Read More

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

13June2015_7

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

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