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24Jan2014_1

Swim Report – January 24, 2015 – Return to L1!

As I sit here on Sunday morning looking out at the wet snow and biting wind, it’s quite apparent that we sure lucked out again on Saturday! When I arrived at L1, Marton was already out there chipping away at the ice-encased ladder. But for that obstacle, the entire swim... Read More

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L1’s Best Friends

One of the many benefits of getting out the the lakefront at sunrise is that you get to meet all the people taking their dogs on their morning walks. Here are a few of the “regulars” I’ve had the pleasure of seeing over the years. Funny thing, I always remember... Read More

17Jan2015_4

Swim Report – January 17, 2015 – Early Spring at North Avenue Beach

I parked temporarily in the bus drop off lane at NAB since I didn’t want to enter the lot and get stuck with a $10 tab in the event the swim was a bust (yes, I am notoriously frugal). Fortunately, while L1 was an inaccessible nightmare, we lucked out big time at NAB… I... Read More

03Jan2015_1

Swim Report – January 3, 2015 – North Avenue Beach!

The great thing about freezing rain is that it is 32F – the exact same temperature as the lake this time of year. This means we don’t have issues with our goggles fogging up during the swim! Marton and I met out at L1 at 7:30am earlier today, and L1 was a completely... Read More

02Jan2015_1

New Ice Monster!

Dave took his sister, Anne, out to our Montrose swim site yesterday were she officially earned her much coveted Ice Monster designation. Way to keep it in the family, Dave! In-swim selfie Anne, Ice Monster 16 (congrats!)

20Dec2014_1

Swim Report – December 28, 2014 – Miami Beach Edition

A belated report since I just got back to Chicago yesterday afternoon, so I’ll make this quick! I had a chance to meet up with the Nadadores swim group last Sunday while down in South Florida, and boy was it ever an adventure! The water temperature came in at an amazing... Read More

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