Sunday, July 5, 2015

Getting to the Best Part of Summer

Next Swims;  Monday through Friday, July 6 - 10, 6AM every day

Last Swim:  Sunday July 5th noon
Water Temp: 65
Waves:  choppy
Water Clarity:  Capt'n has created a new description for today's water - HD Clear
Crew: Kyle, Jessica, Christina, Jeff, Liz, Scott, Jess, Anna, Erin, Itch, Nanook, Jackie, Sandy, Zoom Zoom, Ice Princess, Scooby, Crash, Renee, Ron, Gumdrop, Capt'n, Diablo, Showgirl, Kahuna, Patriarch - Note:  I may have missed someone with all the swimmers coming and going- sorry!
Wetsuit/Skin: 17/8
Pitsch Count:  At least 20, maybe more

Everyone and their uncles at the lake today.  Swimmers, kayakers, paddle boarders, motor boaters, sailors, sunbathers, sand castle builders, babies, tots, teenagers, uncles and aunts, grandma and grampa, couples, young and old, hard bodies, soft bodies, rock skippers, rock collectors, picnickers, gawkers, picture takers, rock pile climbers; each and every one soaking in a spectacular summer day.

What a fun day for a swim.  The warm water allowed for long swims, Jessica and Kyle win the prize for the longest, to Big Bay and back, an ironman distance swim.  Swimming south against the waves on the way out was a bit difficult but the way back was much faster, it felt to me like the Hand of Allah pushing me home.

It was especially nice to exit the water in the warm sun, no shiverfest today.  Hopefully the warm water will stick around a while, unlikely but I can always hope.  We're entering the best part of swim season, and we have to swim to the fullest.  Next weekend, or some weekend soon, conditions permitting we can do a Big Bay Extravaganza, one or both way swim to Big Bay (roughly half ironman distance one way).  Also, if the water stays so clear we can do a shipwreck swim at Atwater.  Stay tuned.

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