Thursday, July 14, 2011

Upcoming Events

Next Swims: Friday 6PM, Saturday & Sunday 1PM

Last Swim: Thursday 5:45AM
Water Temp: 63
Waves: Small Chop
Water Clarity: Poor - Stirred up sand and silt, also some "gunk" near shore
Crew: Diablo, Kahuna, Patriarch, Cap'n, David, Ben, Steve

This is a good time to make you aware of some upcoming swim events.

Tonight is the third of five aquathons at Lannon Quarry:
http://www.racedayeventsllc.com/content/aquathon-series-milwaukee

On August 13th there is a Lake swim on the "other side":
http://greatlakesstatemasters.yolasite.com/news/2nd-annual-big-red-ow-swim-august-13-2011
I'm thinking of taking the Lake Express Ferry over to Muskegon on Friday night, bike to Holland (25-30 miles on back roads along the lake), get a motel. On Saturday do the swim and return, or stay a day and bike/swim along the lake. If anyone is interested, let me know.

August 21st is the Pirate's Plunge (we did this last year, it was great):
http://www.piratesplunge.com/

September 10th is Big Shoulders in Chicago. The premier Lake Michigan swim event.
http://www.bigshoulders.org/

Also we are trying to arrange two informal events, a cookout at my house, and a swim party at Steve's (he lives on the lake north of Klode). Stay tuned.


2 comments:

erun said...

Swam Thursday at 6pm with Dave & Chris and the water temp was very comfortable, but clarity was low - really stirred up and a medium-chop. Swam south to the drain pipe (Dave) and staircase (Chris & Erin). Felt slightly nauseous when we were done.

The Patriarch said...

Hey eRun, thanks for letting us know about your swim, we'll add it to the count. The nausea was probably from rolling around in the waves, I usually get some of that in the first few wavy swims, but it goes away.