Saturday, December 5, 2009

Swimmin' in December

Beach: Klode
Water Temp: 41
Air Temp: 29
Waves: none
Clarity: crystal
Crew: Dewdrop, Diablo, Hook
Next Swim: Klode Sunday 10AM

Golly geepers...who'd a ever thunk we'd ever be able to log a December swim? ....much less a swim with an air temp below the freezing mark??? Totally UN-be-lievable!!!

With the assistance of a cloudless sky and a little shelter from the breeze by Klode's bluff it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Diablo even swam without socks and well as continued his tradition of biking to and from Klode. Dewdrop chose to wear socks and gloves today...but its becoming apparent that Dewdrop is considerably faster in colder water than warm. (...or is it that better swimmers swim slower in colder water as Diablo theorized following the swim?)

For me, it was the same routine...two pairs of socks and no gloves. ...before you pass judgment on my apparent wimpy feet though, its important to note that my feet do spend more time in the lake as I invest several minutes in the water prior to the swim taking the water temp. ...not that anyone's got an ego here or anything. :)

Our swim this afternoon took us from Klode's south east beach up to the north beach down spout and back with a brief pause at the turn around point to debate who's crazier us or The Patriarch. (...we still unanimously agree that The Patriarch has totally lost his marbles...I mean, come on, really..."Gumbo"?)

It's likely that we'll return Sunday morning for our next December dip. Perhaps around 10 or 10:30. Interested? Please comment. :)


The Patriarch said...

You guys are full of s**t. Do you really expect us to believe that you swam in 41 degree water?

Capt'n said...

Kinda hard to fathom isn't it? ...current theory is that the colder the air temp the easier it is to swim in colder water. The biggest challenge yesterday wasn't the water temp but the air temp. Strange hey?

Dewdrop said...

mmm... you do not believe, and that is why.. you fail.

Dewdrop said...

Anyone want to go for a snowy winter stormin swim tonight?

Dewdrop said...

Check out our 25 meter plus strip and dip at
P.S. If your wondering why Hook is doing his impersonation of Obi Wan Kenobi scaring off sand people-well, I guess you have never had the unfortunate situation of running in to one of these scary creatures!

Gabriel said...

After watching the video one thing that I learn is to never let the Patriarch film anything. Also, I am not sure if Hook was an Obi Wan wannabe or he was dancing the Cha-cha-cha... The forecast for the weekend does not look too promising... but what the heck... maybe we should do it one more time for the gipper...

Dewdrop said...

All hands on deck

Dewdrop said...

tomorrow twelve, I-go-swimming, solo, I suppose, since no one else will answer the call.