Sunday, May 23, 2010

First Official 2010 Swim Announced...5pm Monday 5/23!!

Date / Time: 12pm Sunday May 23, 2010
Beach: Klode
Water Temp: 58.2
Air Temp: 85
Waves: None
Clarity: crystal clear
Crew: Gumdrop, Diablo, Capt'n

Summer has arrived....or at least for today it has. Sunny & 85 OUTSTANDING degrees! Considering the conditions we endured last August the water condition today were also summer like.

As today's swim wasn't officially announced ahead of time it may not count as our first 'official' swim but it will certainly be recorded as an official "Skin Swim". Yes, that's right folks...a SKIN SWIM. Why a Skin Swim? Let's take a moment to become familiar with the rules:

To be considered an official swim the rule is must swim at least 400 meters. If said person swims the 400 without the assistance of a wetsuit the swim will be considered a "skin swim". A swim shorter than 400 but without a wetsuit is considered a "Cold Cox" swim. (To be honest I prefer "Polar Bear" but alas I got out voted on this one.) where were we??? Oh's skin swim. Yes that's right, Gumdrop and Diablo celebrated today's exceptional conditions by swimming from Klode's southeast beach to the garage and back without a wetsuit. So consequently, today's swim will be officially recorded as a Skin Swim. Now who'd a thunk the first official swim of 2010 would be in May....and a skin swim to boot!?!?

As today's superb conditions are expected to stay around for another day The Patriarch has made the following decree: "Hear ye, hear ye....let it be known that The Patriarch has declared that the first official swim of the 2010 swim season shall occur at 5pm on Monday May 24th at Klode. Ya don't need ta be crazy to swim...but it may help!"

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