Swim Report – June 18, 2011 – Another perfect day

We’re closing in on the summer solstice, so the sunrises are pretty darn early these days. Nevertheless, a whole crowd came out this morning at 5:30am to get in what was easily our best swim of 2011.

The air temp was around 67F when we arrived, and the sun was still behind some low lying clouds. But we could see clear skies to the west, so we knew we’d have a bright and sunny morning once we got in the water. And the lake did not disappoint…

I took several readings, and the water temperature came in at 60F. I jumped in with just my jammers and cap and was a bit shocked at how warm the lake felt. I’m estimating that the temperature on the way back was in the 61F – 62F range.

The L1 crowd included many regulars (including Laura, Danny, Nick, Jenni, Joe, Matt) as well as four new faces – all of whom earned their Lake Monster stripes (congrats!). And we all agreed that this was definitely not the morning to sleep in.

So why did you?!?

The 5:30am crew

Sunrise at water level

On to the beach!

Martin (Lake Monster #102)

John (Lake Monster #103)

Matt and Laura with Sharon (Lake Monster #104)



Summer (Lake Monster #105)

Class picture at Oak Street Beach

The author at the bottom of “the pool”

Today’s video!

2 Comments

  1. TK
    June 19, 2011

    Hi all,

    I am looking to get some open water experience for an upcoming triathlons. I figure no better place than down with you all. Do you meet up every Saturday morning at Ladder 1? If so, I’d like to join you. I will be a newbie. Any prep I should be aware of prior to joining for your next swim? I am up to about a mile indoor. How long are your typical Saturday morning swims and will my distance translate to open water okay?

    TK

    • Steve
      June 19, 2011

      Hi TK. We try to meet every weekend morning, one or both days, during the warmer weather. Most of us will do an out-and-back to Oak Street Beach (about 1 mile). Some do more, some do less. There are no set workouts. I try to post a note by mid week regarding specifics on time and date. But just keep checking the website and Facebook page and feel free to come on out any time.


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