Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Klode Kru in the News

Next Swims:  Thursday 9/5 6AM, Friday 9/6 6AM

Last Swims:  Tue 9/3 6AM
Water Temp: 65
Waves:  small swells
Water Clarity:  poor
Crew: Diablo, Kahuna, Showgirl, Bubba, Patriarch, Cap'n
Wetsuit/Skin Count: 0/6

Tue: 9/3 6PM
Water Temp: 70
Waves:  small swells
Water Clarity:  Very Poor
Crew: Not Dave's Wife, Nanook, Lorraine, Sketch, Sir James, Gumdrop, Patriarch with special guest appearance by Cap'n (With my apologies to Cap'n, I can't give him credit for a swim Tuesday evening, see comments below)

Wed: 9/4 6AM
Water Temp: 67
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity:  Improving
Crew: Jadi, McTwist, Jilly Bean, Showgirl, Kahuna, Diablo, Bubba, Panini, Cap'n, Patriarch
Wetsuit/Skin Count: 4/6

One of the most fun parts of swimming with this group is observing Capn's behavior when a good looking woman shows up.  CBS58 sent a very attractive photojournalist to Klode to do a piece on local open water swimming as part of their coverage of Diana Nyad's swim from Cuba to Florida.  Our glib and swaggering Cap'n turned into a shy red faced stammering yammering high school freshman boy.  He was so enamored that he didn't swim with us, but spent the whole time on the beach talking to her.   Despite talking to her for the better part of an hour he didn't get her name or number.  Cap'n Jellyfish??

But I must admit he managed to pull himself together enough to do a great interview:
http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Local-swim-club-gaining-attention-222285051.html

Tom Held also did a blog post about us:
 http://theactivepursuit.com/lake-michigan-swimmers-attract-surprising-attention/

And here is a link to the Journal story about our Sunday morning misadventures:
http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/lake-michigan-swim-outing-sparks-mistaken-rescue-response-b9988691z1-222010811.html

6 comments:

Jeff said...

of all the things I think about before swimming the last in importance is the water pollution.

James Biles said...

Wednesday, 6pm
Kru: It's Pat and Sir James

Water temp 65ish
2 ft chop
2-3 ft visibility with no clarity

Skin count: 2

Showgirl said...

Wow, we're a CLUB! I had no idea.

James Biles said...

Thursday 6PM
Kru of one
Water temp 67 to 70ish
Water clarity: mucky, guncky and skunky!
To deadwood and back

Waterbug08 said...

Ahhh i should have came down, sir james! alas, i instead swam in the WSAC. if your going tomorrow afternoon/evening let me know! otherwise, see you at the Big Shoulders!

Lorraine said...

For those not going to Big Shoulders, want to swim Sat am? 8am? 9am?