Swim Report – June 1, 2008 – 56F!

The water was a tepid 56F on Sunday morning and very calm. The only difficulty I had was with my left goggle lens. The petroleum jelly on my face must have caused a loose seal, so it was constantly filling with water. This was exceptionally annoying, and I had to stop several times during the 25 minute swim to adjust (i.e. empty out) my goggles. These actions seem to have precipitated what happened next…

I had just poured my second cup of awesome Longjing tea, when I received a surprise visit from the Chicago Fire Department. The officer asked me if everything was okay and indicated that they had received a call that there was a “swimmer having problems” in the lake. Apparently, my pesky goggle situation had alarmed one of the residents in one of the high rises overlooking the swim area.

Lesson learned: Double check your gear by doing a few short laps and stick with a consistent swim pattern during your workout. Why? Because when you swim in the lake, you’re “on stage” whether you like it or not…

Here are the pics!

Taking the plunge

Minnie

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