Monday, May 28, 2012

Record Plank Count for Memorial Day Weekend

Last Swims:
  • Saturday May 26th, 12pm
  • Sunday May 27th, 12pm
  • Memorial Day May 28th, 12pm
Saturday Report:
Water Temp: 52.4 - 54.6
Air Temp: 73 & mostly cloudy
Waves: very slight chop from the south
Water Clarity: Mostly clear
Crew: Kahuna, Luke, Capt'n
Special Guest Appearance: The Patriarch

Sunday Report:
Water Temp: 54.6 - 55.5
Air Temp: 78 & sunny
Waves: Occasional 1-3ft
Water Clarity: Stirred up near shore, up to 5ft further out
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Gumdrop, Kahuna, Sir James, Jake, Riptide, Capt'n
Special Guest Appearance: Crash

Memorial Day Report:
Water Temp: 53.5 - 54.8
Air Temp: 85 & sunnyWaves: slight chop from the south
Water Clarity: Mostly Clear
Crew: The Patriarch, Diablo, Kahuna, Gumdrop, Sir James, The Amazing One, Lane, Bodacious Babysitter, Phil, Capt'n
Special Guest Appearance: Crash

A total of 10 Klode Kru mates walked the plank today....double our previous Memorial Day record set the last two years.  Total for the weekend (including Friday evening) we had 27 including 4 skin.  With record attendance like this, one would guess the water temps must be warm for this time of year.  Actually, compared to the last two years the temp is a tad bit on the cool side.  Two years ago we actually had a water temp in the low 60's.

While an explanation for the cooler than normal water temps remains a mystery despite what looks to be the warmest spring ever one thing that isn't in question is just how motivated the Klode Kru is to swim this year!  More than half the crew swam south down to staircase today (a 43 minute / mile plus adventure) and one crew mate (Sir James) actually made the 2.4 mile journey down to Big Bay and back.  Certainly records in terms of distance and time in the water for a Memorial Day swim!

Plans for the next official Klode Kru swim are in the works.  Most likely the next official swim will be Friday evening.  Unofficially crew members have been swimming at 6am during the week.  Gumdrop and Beth are rumored to be officially "in" for a 6am Tuesday swim.

This Thursday is the first of five Aquathons in Menomonee Falls at Menomonee Park:

http://racedayeventsllc.com/content/aquathon-series-milwaukee





5 comments:

James Biles said...

My wetsuit bias may be waning. I actually had fun out there today! No way Big Bay would have been possible without one. And good news, on my long journey today, I swam through large pockets of possibly 60 degree water!

Gumdrop said...

Last Swim: 6 AM
Water temp: high 40's by the toe test
Water attributes: clear and flat
Crew: Beth, Gumdrop
Next swim: tomorrow 6AM

Kahuna said...

Ugg. Them be some evil numbers today on the water temperature maps.

Ben Speed said...

52 degrees this morning. Beth, Gumdrop, and Ben. Beth and Gumdrop did the garage swim. I swam straight out seeking warm watter offshore. It wasn't there.

Jeff said...

With a high Thursday of 53 degrees and rain, I can promise that none of you will see me at the aquathon.