Swim report – May 18, 2013 – Early Summer?

Four of us met out at L1 at 6:00am, and the already-risen sun was still hidden by a low lying cloud bank. I expected the lake temperature would be around 52F – 53F. So it came as quite a shock when the thermometer came back at a fiery 57F!

We decided to walk down to the beach and do a 1/2 mile swim back to L1. The lake was quite choppy, and it was difficult to get a steady swim rhythm while constantly being buffeted from all sides at random times. Nevertheless, we made it to the “other side” and got a good workout of our stabilizer muscles in the process.

Ladder 1 pre-swim (with bonus duck)


The sun peeks through


At the swim start


Water level shot at the halfway point


Back at L1


Tea and skyline


Video at Oak Street Beach

One Comment

  1. diver dave
    May 19, 2013

    Sunday 9am at ladder #1 the water was 60 degrees and near perfect flat !
    no need for a wet suit, cap, gloves or boots …. nice very nice indeed .
    i rescued a $80 volley ball and a leather Wilson football .
    i wish i brought my tanks because i could easily see the bottom while swimming today

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