Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hard Core

Next Swims: Today Wednesday August 5th, 6PM
Tomorrow Thursday August 6th, 6AM
Possibly Thursday at 6PM, check back
Friday August 7th, 6AM
Friday August 7th 11:30AM, meet in front of Discovery World to swim the USAT Nationals course

Last Swims:
Tuesday August 4th 6PM
Water Temp: 56
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew: Nanook, Scarface, Slip-n-Slide, 2Ply, Silas, Liz, Erin, Patriarch, and Mitch swam before us
Wetsuit/Skin: 6/3
Pitsch: 8

Wednesday August 5th 6AM
Water Temp: 52
Waves: Calm
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew: Kate, Showgirl, Gumdrop, Neo, Itch, Diablo, Scooby, Capt'n, Forger, Zoom Zoom
Wetsuit/Skin: 4/6

You would expect that the cold water temps of the last week would scare swimmers away.  But you would be wrong.  Instead of turning tail we've been toughening up.  I can remember the days when we thought 55 degree water was really really cold, and it took all our gumption just to accomplish a short swim in wetsuits.  Now we have a number of swimmers who brave water in the low fifties and even lower for swims of a mile and more.  Amazing!

Still, warmer water would be nice.  After ten days or more of strong offshore breezes the wind is finally turning onshore for a few days, so hopefully that will improve things.  

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

It looks like the water is warming! Assuming the trend continues (and the wind direction suggests it will) I'm up for swimming Th eve.