Swim Meetup – April 20

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2008
Time: 6:00AM
Location: “Chessboard” area about 600 meters north of Oak Street Beach
Swim plan: 10-20 minutes of low exertion swimming depending upon the temperature/weather
Notes: We’re way early in the season, but I thought I’d throw out a tentative date for our first meetup. I won’t candy coat it for you – the water will probably be very “brisk” to say the least. I’m expecting 50F – 55F (10C – 12.5C), which is pretty much the lower limit for what I consider to be safe swimming. I’ve seen some brave souls swim in this temperature range without a wetsuit, but I’m certainly not one of them. So I’d recommend you pack the following:

– Cold water gear (wetsuit, booties, neoprene cap, neoprene gloves, thermo shirt, petroleum jelly)
– Towel
– Post swim warm-up clothes
– Bike lock
– Hot tea or coffee

Stay tuned for further updates as we get closer to the date.

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