Even though sunrise is closer to 6:00am these days, I kept the meetup time at 5:45am so we could avoid the Air Show crowds and chaos. In the past, the city has shut down the L1 swim area for the event, so we wanted to make sure we could get in a swim while it was still allowed!
Twelve of us made it out to L1 for the pre-sunrise swim – including three new Lake Monsters. And we pretty much had ideal swim conditions with the 71.4F lake temp and almost perfectly flat water. So we suited up right away and started our swim to Oak Street Beach.
Given the calm waters (quite a contrast to last week!), it was a fast out-and-back swim – even with the extra time spent socializing at the beach. So when we returned to L1, the lakefront was still fairly empty of the anticipated crowds.
All that changed in a matter of hours, though. But by then we were long gone!
Everybody in the lake!
At the beach
Swimmers heading north
Sara, Lake Monster 319
Jose, Lake Monster 320
Ketty, Lake Monster 321
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One Reply to “Swim Report – August 16, 2014 – Air Show Weekend!”
? is this a replay of a winter swim….
i see a lot of wet suits !