I got a bit of a late start out to the swim site and did not reach Ladder #1 until 9:00am. I took the official lake temperature, and I was elated to see a reading of 50F. This means that Lake Michigan’s Spring Turnover is taking place right now – and the days of sub-40F water are behind us until November!
Another sign of “beach season” – the whole OWC crowd is slowly coming out of hibernation. We had Paul, Bart, and Danny stop by as well as Danielle (sp?), who’s visiting Chicago from Amsterdam. The swimming was fantastic – 52F water temps when I finally left – along with clear water and mirror flat conditions.
Dave in “The Pool”
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3 Replies to “Swim Report – April 15, 2010 – The Spring Turnover has arrived at Oak Street Beach!”
Scott, I plan to be out there tomorrow morning at 7am. Ladder #1 is just south of the North Avenue Beach boathouse – right by the chess pavilion.
Where exactly is this Ladder #1 I read about? Is anybody going out tomorrow? What time?
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