I will freely admit that it is nothing short of excruciating to conjure oneself out of bed for a 5:30am swim time. The rewards, however, are well worth the effort.
The sun officially crests the horizon at 5:35am this time of year, so we were all on hand to view it as it made its majestic entrance. The lake temperature came in at an amazing 77F with no thermoclines, a perfect accompaniment to the 78F air temperature. We had to contend with a slight swell that added some challenge on the return part of the swim. But any such nuances were more than nullified by the clear skies and abundant sunshine.
There were several new faces out at L1, and we had several veteran Lake Monsters show up whom we haven’t seen for a while. So all in all, a fantastic morning!
L1 at daybreak
Taking the leap!
Steve, Lake Monster 187 (congrats!)
Kim, Lake Monster 188 (congrats!)
Heidi, Lake Monster 189 (congrats!)
Today’s swim clip!