Swim Report – June 16, 2012 – New Lake Monsters at 5:15am!

The summer solstice takes place in few days, so the meetup times are ridiculously early right now. Nevertheless, that didn’t keep us from having our best turnout of the year!

The lake temp came in at 66F, and we had a brief glimpse of the sun as it peeked through a couple of apertures in the clouds. Six new Lake Monsters earn their stripes in the wee hours of Saturday morning, and several lake veterans made an appearance at L1 as well. Altogether there were about 16 swimmers with a few more showing up a bit later.

Not bad for 5:15am!

Daybeak

Sunrise at water level

Louisa, Lake Monster 169

GP, Lake Monster 170

Bill, Lake Monster 171

Chris, Lake Monster 172

Katie, Lake Monster 173

Jon, Lake Monster 174

Busy swim site!

Water level video

5 Comments

  1. Alan
    June 23, 2012

    Where is L1 relative to the Burnham Hotel? I am in town (from AZ) on July 6. Have never been in your fine lake.

    • Steve
      June 23, 2012

      Hi Alan. L1 is a bit north of the hotel, by North Avenue Beach. You can get there by cab or take the 151 Bus to North Avenue, and it’s a short walk from there.

  2. Phil Heath
    June 18, 2012

    Sound like fun.Hope to make it within next few weeks. What kind
    of times are they swimming for the r/t to Ohio St. beach?

  3. Louisa Starr
    June 17, 2012

    What a great introduction to the open water swimming community! Jason and I had a blast, despite the early wakeup call. Hey, if anyone picked up a pair of Aqua Sphere goggles (blue trim, swim mask type) or a navy blue hoodie that says “Math Counts” ( I know, I’m a big nerd), if you could bring them to the next meet-up that would be great! I was so excited about the swim that I forgot half my stuff!! Cheers, Louisa:)

    • Steve
      June 17, 2012

      Louisa, glad you could come out! Danny found your goggles and I will get them to you at the next meetup. We’re still looking for the hoodie.


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