Swim Report – May 31, 2014 – Last swim of the month!

I arrived at L1 a bit ahead of the 5:15am swim time, and there were already some people (non-swimmers) out at the south wall of North Avenue Beach gathering to watch the sunrise. So I sipped on the marginally palatable coffee I bought at Dunkin Donuts (the only place open at 4:30am) and waited for the other swimmers to arrive…

The lake temperature came in at an amazing 61F with exceptionally clear water and a very slight southbound current. Several new and veteran Lake Monsters converged on the swim site just before sunrise. We sat around and watched the show for a few minutes and eventually all got in the lake.

A phalanx of faster swimmers shot ahead towards the Oak Street Beach while I stayed behind for a bit and took some in-swim shots. I caught up with the group at the shoreline, and I snapped off a few more pics before we all headed back to L1.

It was a bit more of an effort swimming north due to the current, but certainly not an impediment to any level of swimmer. All in all, another perfect morning for a swim and a great way to end the month of May!

Gathering of Lake Monsters

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Yet another amazing sunrise

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Near perfect conditions at L1!

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Group picture at the beach

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Back home!

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Chris, Lake Monster 290 (hailing all the way from the UK – congrats!)

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Emily, Lake Monster 291 (yay!)

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JB, Lake Monster 292 (way to go!)

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Jay, Lake Monster 293 (woo hoo!)

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Today’s video compilation

One Comment

  1. diver dave
    May 31, 2014

    Stever… in order to swim a 1/2 mile or full mile – you need to swim to the first lifeguard tower on Oak street beach !
    i arrived at 10am and with the light south east breeze the lake was 62.3 at ladder #1.


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