Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Skin Swim Count Takes the Lead!

Next Swims: Wednesday 8/17 5:45AM & Thursday 8/18 5:45AM

Last Swims: Tuesday 8/16 5:45AM & 6PM

AM Conditions:
Water Temp: 68
Waves: calm surface with occasional <1ft roller
Water Clarity: improving
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Sir James, Steve, Ben

PM Conditions:
Water Temp: 72.4
Waves: moderate chop from south
Water Clarity: good
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Sir James, Jack Frost, Tim, Tony, Capt'n with guest appearance by Eric

Our skin swim counter officially took the lead over the wetsuit swim counter today. If you're into following records the latest in the season that this has ever happened was September 27, 2009. At that time we had also swam 28 consecutive days without a wetsuit. Coincidentally our streak of non-wetsuit swims ended that day.

Currently our consecutive day skin swim count stands at 16 days and counting. While our current skin swim steak may not be a record our current skin count for the season of 46 may very well be. ...although one may very well contend that we're just becoming more acclimated to the cooler water temps. To counter this argument I'm currently considering posting an average seasonal water temp for comparison purposes. I'm not sure The Patriarch has officially blessed this thought though....

Another interesting stat is Sir James' swim time out vs swim time back. This morning under nearly pristine conditions his swim time out was 16.5 minutes out and 16.5 minutes back. The accomplishment has left Diablo contemplating whether he could somehow set his watch by Sir James.

A moderate chop from the south made this evenings swim conditions considerably more challenging than this morning. Unfortunately I was too distracted by our rounds of Pitsch to recall Sir James' swim time out vs swim time back stat....but I do recall there being a considerable difference. Remarkably though, an anonymous observer recorded eerily similar times of 'slow' and 'slow' for The Patriarch's swim out and swim back times this evening....but then again Barbi typically distracts him a bit.

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