Swim Report – Saturday March 14, 2009 – Almost Spring!

This was the last winter weekend, folks. So unless you plan to make it out to Ladder #1 before this coming Friday, you will have to wait until next December to become a “Winter Elite” Lake Monster…

The swim area was literally and figuratively a sheet of glass. We had to shatter a 1/8 inch layer of ice in order to enter the water, and we spent the entire swim playing “icebreaker” with our leading swim hands. We managed to make it to the 1/4 mile marker before the ice became too thick to navigate. But the sun was out in full force – quite magnificent, actually. Below is a shot. More pics to come.

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  1. diver dave
    March 15, 2009

    IF I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER…IT SURE LOOKS LIKE A SHEET OF ICE COVERING THE WATER IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PHOTO. IT WAS A GOOD THING WE DUCK TAPED ICE AXES TO OUR HANDS TO HELP BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE!!!!
    ONE THING FOR SURE IS THAT IT IS NOT OFTEN WE ARE ABLE TO SWIM IN WATER COVERED IN ICE… Ha Ha Ha SURE IT TOOK A BIT OF EFFORT TO KEEP A LEED HAND FORWARD WAITING FOR THE FOLLOWING HAND TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD BUT IT MAKES FOR A MEMORABLE MARCH SWIM THAT YOU COULD NOT SOON FORGET. LET ALONE THE SUNSHINE WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL. DIVER DAVE


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