Swim Report – September 19, 2015 – Late Summer Swells

Marton, Tony, and I made it out to L1 yesterday morning at 6:30am. Given the storms from the night before and the 15mph to 20mph winds gusts, I wasn’t expecting the lake conditions to be ideal. But they were far better than we had expected!

The lake temperature came in at 61.8F – significantly higher than the air. And while we had some pretty strong sustained winds, the swells were not as intense as last week. So I opted for just my swim jammers and thermo cap and was fine with that setup throughout the swim.

It was a bit brisk upon entry, but we acclimated quickly once we were out of the wind. We swam half the distance to Oak Street Beach before turning back – about 1/2 mile total – and we definitely got a vigorous workout in the 3 to 5 foot swells.

The sun finally peeked out from behind the wall of clouds just as we were getting ready to leave. It would have been nice to have had this during our swim, but we take whatever Ma Nature throws at us.

That’s what makes us Lake Monsters.

A newly painted L1 – thanks to Diver Dave!



A cold climb down



Marton in-swim


Swim finish!



Pre-swim video

One Comment

  1. diver dave
    September 22, 2015

    i tried something new painting ladder #1 this time
    1) i scraped and sanded the ladder and washed down the ladder
    2) 3 coats of white high gloss paint/ primer
    3) the 2nd day i put on 2 coat of white primer
    4) the 3rd day i added 4 coat of fluorescent orange
    5) after letting it bake on for 3 days – i sprayed on 4 coats of high
    gloss clear paint… its shiny like and orange diamond
    hopefully it will last all winter long !
    p.s. i also painted all of the bars on the wall with 2 coats of with paint
    i also marked the 1/8 and 1/4 mile with large white dots on the wall

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