Swim Report – December 11, 2011 – Sub 40F at last!

I woke up with a nasty head cold, so I opted out of this morning’s swim. Dave, Mike, Nick, and Matt all made it out to Montrose Beach, though, and braved the season’s first sub-40F lake temps! Per Dave:

IT WAS ANOTHER COOL SWIM FOR THE 11TH OF DECEMBER. THE WATER ON THE SOUTH WALL OF THE HARBOR WAS 37 DEGREES AND 1 1/2 FOOT WAVES AND CHOP… I MENTIONED THAT THE BEACH MIGHT BE FLAT DUE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE WALL SO WE SWAM THERE. THE WATER AT THE BEACH WAS STARTING TO SLUSH OVER A LITTLE BUT THE WATER WAS NEAR PERFECTLY FLAT. ON OUR WAY BACK TO THE CAR SOME HARD CORE BIRDERS WERE ALL EXCITED THAT WE SACRED UP A RARE SNOW OWL FOR THEM TO PHOTOGRAPH. MIKE NOTICED THAT THE WATER NORTH OF THE LIGHT HOUSE WAS REALLY ROCKING BUT OUR SWIM AREA WAS CALM. AFTER DRYING OFF WE DUG INTO A VERY JUICY PINEAPPLE ! ITS TOO BAD YOU HAD TO MISS OUT STEVER…

Mike, Nick, and Matt

Today’s video from Dave

6 Comments

  1. DIVER DAVE
    December 15, 2011

    stever… where are the snow owl photos ?

  2. Jeri-Lou Zike
    December 12, 2011

    Miss you guys! Just not as tough as you, but will be out again when it goes back up to 45. I saw a random Lake Monster at Fullerton swimming in just swim trunks on Saturday Dec.10th as I was running on the path at 9am. I screamed and yelped and the older man was totally jazzed up. I love that…bare chest and all in 37 degree water and 21 degree air temp. WOW.

    • DIVER DAVE
      December 15, 2011

      i am willing to bet he is the man that stopped bye ladder #1 a few times to say hello… i had his e-mail address until yahoo shut down my account with out reason … i believe his name is Joesph….. he swims all winter and is often stopped bye the police

  3. Tom Rossiter
    December 11, 2011

    I have some photos of the snowy owl for you guys but dont know how to post them.
    cheers
    t

  4. Dan Blondin
    December 11, 2011

    Ran 20 yesterday starting at 6:30 – was told I was crazy – was able to point them to your video – they now think I’m closer to normal. Looking forward to joining in in 2012. Maybe April.


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