Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2 down / 5 to go

Next Swims: Wednesday 10/5 5:30PM & Thursday 10/6 6AM

Last Swims: Tuesday 10/ 5:30PM & Wednesday 10/5 6AM

Tuesday 10/4 PM Conditions:
Water Temp: 59
Air Temp: 62 & Sunny
Waves: very slight chop
Water Clarity: clearing
Crew: Kahuna, Capt'n

Wednesday 10/5 AM Conditions:
Water Temp: 57.6 (new Captino-meter!!)
Air Temp: 51 & clear skies
Waves: calm
Water Clarity: clear
Crew: Diablo, Gumdrop, Capt'n

Reaching the 100 skin swim milestone is starting to look like a distinct possibility. Skin swim #94 for the year occurred yesterday evening and featured Kahuna and I swimming skin southward into a slight chop with the half moon almost directly overhead. Skin swim #95 occurred this morning and featured Diablo and I swimming skin across a slightly ripped lake surface with a spectacular bright red horizon. Gumdrop also swim this morning but opted for the wetsuit to support a longer swim.

While swimming skin in water temps that are in the upper 50's may not sound like fun it actually isn't too bad once you get going. The most challenging part comes when its time to exit the water into air temps that have been cooler than the water. ...nothing a thick thirsty towel and a warm sweatshirt can't fix though. :)

For all you stat trackers out there....the skin count currently sits at 95 while the wetsuit count sits at 59. The latest recorded skin swim on the blog is October 12th. The latest recorded week day morning 6AM swim is 10/15.

1 comment:

Kahuna said...

Who wants to organize a movie night to see Dolphin Tail, so we can all walk around on the beach impersonating Morgan Freeman, shouting "Swim!"