Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Record breaking skin swim debate

Next Swim:
   Tuesday August 27th @ 5pm? 6pm? (post comment if interested)
   Wednesday August 28th @ 6am
   Thursday August 29th @ 6am

Last Swims:
   Monday August 26th @ 6pm
      Water Temp:
         46.2 - macho meter
         8.8 C (47.8) - Traceable Platinum Scientific Thermometer
      Air Temp:  87 & Sunny
      Waves: none
      Clarity: crystal clear
      Crew: Gumdrop (skin), Nanook (skin), Andy (suit), Capt'n (skin) with guest appearance by Zoom-Zoom
      Skin Count: 3
      Suit Count: 1

   Tuesday August 27th @ 6am
      Water Temp:
         45.3 - macho meter
         8.3 C (46.9) - Traceable Platinum Scientific Thermometer
      Air Temp: 74 & mostly cloudy
      Waves: none
      Clarity: crystal clear
      Crew: Diablo (skin), Nanook (skin), Bubba (suit), David (suit) with special guest appearance by Capt'n
      Skin Count: 2
      Suit Count: 2

Prior to our last two swims the coldest recorded official skin swim was 47.4 set on June 20th, 2012.  The remarkable accomplishment was achieved by Diablo, Gumdrop and Kahuna.  More than a year later this mark has now been bested twice in less that 12 hours.  Under nearly ideal conditions last night (i.e flat water, clear skies and air temps in the upper 80's) both Gumdrop and I logged separate swims up to garage and back from Klode's northeast beach.  Nanook's skin swim took her half way between the north downspout and Garage.

Not to be outdone both Diablo and Nanook logged skin swims this morning from Klode's northeast beach up to Garage and back....but at a water temperature that was nearly a degree cooler than last night and an air temp that was approximately 15 degrees cooler.  Just for the record....Bubba logged a similar swim to Diablo's but clad in his favorite superhero digs.

While there should be little debate that this morning's skin swim set the Klode Kru record for the coldest skin swim...the question remains as to what to record the official water temp as.  All 3 record cold skin swims have been recorded using the same 'macho meter' but arguably it's a low budget meter that is now on it's 3rd set of batteries and has seen a great deal of action.  The Traceable Platinum Scientific Meter is arguably the most accurate thermometer we've ever used but it wasn't available for the original record and it's unlikely this beast of a device will see much action.

1 comment:

Gumdrop said...

Lets just have Scooby haul an ice berg in there and settle this once and for all :-)!