Swim Report – December 15, 2013 – Deep Freeze

We’ve officially hit the “slush zone” out at the lakefront. The lake temp came in at a crisp 32F/33F – far warmer than the 17F air temperature. And it’s still not even winter yet!

Anyway, after debating the best way to navigate the Arctic-like ice masses on the shoreline, Nick, Mike, and I were able to get in a 1/4 mile swim before having to turn back.

Once again, the only factors limiting our time out there were the cold on our fingertips and the pack ice that we ran into (literally) at the half way point. Otherwise, we could have been out there for hours!

Deliberating the entry point


The gateway


Nick and Mike at the swim start


At the half way point – and in the giant Slurpee!


A casualty of the ice!


Today’s video compilation

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