Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How Long Can We Keep Going?

Next Swims: Tue 9/13 6PM, Wed 9/14 6AM

Last Swims: Mon 6AM & 6PM and Tue 6AM
Water Temps: Estimated low to mid sixties
Waves: Small Ripples
Water Clarity: Excellent
Mon AM Crew: Ben, Steve, Kahuna, Diablo, Speed
Mon PM Crew: Mike, James, Diablo, Gumdrop, Cap'n, Patriarch, with onshore visits from Kahuna, Bodin, and Jeff & Claudia & their much too cute little baby Cal
Tue AM Crew: Bill, Speed, Kahuna, Diablo, Cap'n, Patriarch

Everyone has returned from their weekend adventures and so we are back to our regular routine of morning and evening swims. Some have asked how long the swim season will go, and the answer is: as long as the Lady allows. Which of course is totally unpredictable. Every swim could be our last, which is part of makes every swim special.

But in past years some of our best swimming has been in early autumn so it's much too early to think about quitting. Besides, the Killepitsch Plank Counter (the number of individual swimmers who have "walked the plank" into the lake) is closing in on 1,000, and we can't stop until we reach it. We've never kept count before, but we've had far more swimmers in the water this year than any previous year, so we've already set a record, but it would be nice to hit quadruple digits.

One thing that helps: After two stormy rough weeks the Lake has returned to clear and calm. Which also tends to allow surface water warming. Maybe.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Did you say "clear and calm" ? Ruth and I, and a bit later Diablo swam tonight in BIG, stirred up swells.

Not cold, though. Garage and back.

Thank you Ruth, for motivating me to get in the water. :)