Swim Report – April 24, 2010 – Another new Lake Monster takes on turbulent Lake Michigan!

Taking advantage of a mid-spring “heat wave,” I biked out to Ladder #1 to get in a weekend swim before the air temperature dropped below 50F. At 7:00am, the outside mercury read 52F with the lake coming in at 50F.

New Lake Monster Liz showed up, and we did a 1.2 mile swim to the beach and back to the north wall. It wasn’t as chaotic as last week, but we still got buffeted around quite a bit in the “washing machine.” The spring turnover has definitely arrived, though, as the lake is quite tolerable to swim in!

Liz, Lake Monster #38 (congrats!)

Today’s video report:


  1. Liz
    April 28, 2010

    Thanks for the shoutout on the website, Steve! It was a fun swim, and great preparation for this coming weekend. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes…

  2. srhernan
    April 25, 2010

    Hi Ricky! We’re typically out there at sunrise, or just a bit after. Just keep checking the “Next Meetup” widget on the home page as I usually update that by mid-week.

  3. Ricky
    April 25, 2010

    What time do you shoot for to get to ladder #1 in the morning, I’ve been following along for the past 6-8 months and id like to come join. It’ll probably happen when its a bit warmer though because i don’t’ have a wetsuit. Either way id like to watch on some morning in the near future.


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