Swim Report – September 20, 2010 – Turbulent waters

I managed to get in a quick dip yesterday and was joined by Dax, a newly-minted Lake Monster who’s in from out of town. The lake temperature at 5:00pm came in at 63F – actually warmer than the air temperature!

We fought off occasional 5-6 foot swells brought on by a 10 mph southeast wind and managed to get in a pretty hefty workout without spending a lot of time in the water. So for those of you looking to reduce all the time you spend at the gym on the treadmill, I would highly recommend the OWC “cold chops” approach to fitness…

Dax, Lake Monster #87 (congrats!)


  1. Ethan Jones
    September 22, 2010

    Hello, I saw your website and am curious about those of you who swim in Lake Michigan year round. I am a graduate student studying photography at Columbia College Chicago and I am working on a Thesis project consisting of portraits of athletes after they exercise. Your group looks like an interesting one from what I have seen on this blog. Would any of you be interested in allowing me to photograph you?

    I would be happy to give you all copies of the portraits that I make of you in return for your cooperation.

    My website has some examples of swimmers that I have photographed over the past year (http://ethanaarojones.com/athletes/9.html).

    Thanks you,
    Ethan Jones

    • Steve
      September 22, 2010

      Hi Ethan. Thanks for writing! Feel free to come on out any time we’re at the swim site. While I can’t speak for everybody, most of us are camera hogs and like to be photographed!

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