Swim Report – March 26, 2016 – Holy Saturday (and Happy Spring!)

My alarm didn’t ring this morning, so I had to hustle out to L1 whilst still in a sleepy haze. Luckily, I made it just in time for the sunrise!

Mary Ellen and Louise were already out at the swim site, and Walter and Fred arrived a few minutes later. The lake was very choppy, so I had to take several thermometer readings to get an accurate temperature. The final verdict – a blazing 43.3F!

Since we had a clear morning with lots of sunshine, I went with just my shorts, boots, gloves, and hood. It was a bit bracing the first minute or so, but I acclimated fairly quickly. The chaotic chops made swimming a frustrating challenge, so I only got in 1/4 mile before calling it quits.

Nevertheless, it was still a fantastic morning out at the lake. Spring tends to bring out more people who we haven’t seen for a while, and our meetups are always mini-homecoming celebrations this time of year.

Before we know it, we’ll have the whole summer gang back out at L1 again!



Mary Ellen and Louise pre-swim


Post-swim class picture


Walter, Lake Monster 398 (congrats!)


This morning’s video

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