Swim Report – January 16, 2016 – Cold Swells

Three of us met out at L1 during a veritable heat wave. The 27F air temperature was downright balmy compared to the single digit temps a few days earlier, and the skies were completely clear outside of a peevish cloud wall on the eastern horizon.

The water conditions, though, were a bit of a challenge…

The official lake temp came in at 34.0F (1.1C). While that was itself rather daunting, we also had to contend with fairly vigorous 2 to 4 foot swells that intensified in the middle of our swim.

Nevertheless, I managed to do an out and back 1/4 mile in the icy chops before my numb fingertips commanded me to get out of the lake!

Sunrise

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A couple of very dedicated photographers

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An icy lakefront

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In-swim pics

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Swim finish at L1 (with bonus airplane and Danny shots!)

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L1 pre-swim

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