Swim Report – January 1, 2011 – First swim of the New Year!

Dave, Nick, and I made it out to 57th Street Beach over at Promontory Point for our first Lake Michigan jaunt of 2011. We got in a brisk 20 minute swim before a very cutting wind arrived and made things a tad bit choppy.

The water temperature came in at 33F, but it seemed much colder given the 24F air temperature and the encroaching wind chill. Still, we shook off the sandman and braved the elements to get out there by 8:00am – and you should have, too!

Promontory Point sunrise (photo by Dave)

51st Street iceberg!

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3 Comments

  1. diver dave
    January 2, 2011

    HOLY CATS MARJORIE ! WE WERE NOT INVITED TO YOUR BEACH PARTY SO WE HAD TO PLAY ALL BY OUR SELVES… DO YOU SWIM OR JUST GET YOUR FEET WET AND SCREAM LIKE A BUNCH OF LOON’S ?
    HAPPY NEW YEAR
    DIVER DAVE
    P.S. IF YOU CARE TO “SWIM” LAKE MICHIGAN THIS WINTER LET US KNOW

  2. Marjorie
    January 2, 2011

    The Polar Plunge was at noon today; we had fire!
    Next year I hope you come back (or stay) for the big event.

    Metra stops at 57th Street just a couple blocks away from beach.

  3. DIVER DAVE
    January 1, 2011

    Once again the weather man was wrong and the water was very flat today. we saved $30 dollars swimming at 57th street beach because parking was free until 9am which was very nice… I think we will also try out a few more swims at Montrose beach which also has free parking. The swim was great thanks to the rain and warm weather that melted a walk way through the frozen waves on the beach for an easy enter and exit … happy new year 2011
    diver dave


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