The lake was a bit of a hot mess at 7:00am with heavy chops and steadily increasing swells courtesy of a sustained wind from the east. But the water temperature came in at a surprisingly balmy 60F lake temp – much more pleasant that the 47F air temp! Because of this, I went in with just my jammers and neoprene cap, and wasn’t in any discomfort during the swim.
Overall, I got in just under 1/2 mile in the chaotic lake with the most frustrating part being that it was near impossible to get in a steady swim rhythm in the chops. But it sure was fun!