Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Big Turnouts, Big Swims, Big Plans

Next Swims:  Thursday July 2nd 6AM at Klode

Also on Thursday: A full moon swim 8:15PM at Big Bay (see details below)

Friday July 3rd: 6AM at Klode, there will also be a bike ride leaving Klode at 7AM, I believe they're going to Port (or beyond?) but check with Capt'n for more details

Weekend Swims:  We will have weekend swims both Saturday and Sunday time and place to be determined (Klode is usually closed on the 4th for fireworks, so we will probably do Big Bay)

Last Swims:  Tuesday and Wednesday June 30th and July 1st, 6AM
Water Temp: 59 both days
Waves:  Calm Tuesday, 1-2 foot rollers Wednesday
Water Clarity:  Excellent Tuesday, stirred up and murky Wednesday
Tuesday Crew: Itch, Nanook, Diablo, Showgirl, Bubba, Tom, Gumdrop, Patriarch
Wednesday Crew: Tom, Sandy, Monica, Bunky, Kahuna, Sonnakuhuna, Squeezeasonakuhuna, Diablo, Capt'n, Super Hera, Bubba, Showgirl, Nivens McTwist, Itch, Patiarch

Even though the water temps are stuck in the high fifties we getting some large turnouts and swims are getting longer and fewer are wearing wetsuits.  Adapting to the cold water?  Or maybe anticipation of upcoming cold water swims.  The Racine and Door County Tris are coming up and Mr. Anonymous has the Alcatraz Sharkfest on his agenda!  Whatever the reason, it's good to see so many people on the beach.

On Thursday we'll feature our first "double dip" of the season.  In addition to the usual 6AM swim, we'll do a Full Moon swim at 8:15 PM from Big Bay.  The moon rises over the lake at 8:54 PM.  We should have a great view as the forecast is for clear skies.  Big Bay is two blocks north of Hampton, where Lake Drive takes a large sweeping turn.  Parking is an issue because there is no parking lot and Palisades Road, which borders the park, does not allow parking past 8PM.  So you will have to park on Lake Drive or one of the side streets nearby and hike a block or two.  We'll meet at the top of the asphalt path that leads down the bluff.  Following the swim join us at Three Lions just a few blocks away on Oakland Ave.

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