|Jordanelle Reservoir, looking towards the dam.|
There were already some fishermen there, but no boats. The water was very glassy and the temperature felt nice.
I followed the buoys like normal, but then swam out to the end of the point where there are three more buoys. One of these big "L" shaped laps is just over 2 miles. On the first lap, I noticed another swimmer in the water but didn't stop to talk to them. I saw the same swimmer again, and it turned out to be Lisa Gentile. It was good to see a familiar face! We swam in to the ramp together and got a drink and I changed out my goggles.
|The "L" Loop. Just over 2 miles.|
By the time I left, the lake was getting pretty busy. The shore was filling up and there were a bunch of boats, jet skis, and paddle boards out on the water. That's the problem with swimming on a Saturday. During the week it's far less crowded.
Anyway, it was a good swim. I'm still a bit nervous about Dam 2 Dam, but I'm just going to take it easy. It's not a race anyway. Assuming I finish, it will be my longest open water swim. Believe it or not, I've actually done a swim longer than that in the pool...
|Another cheesy swimming selfie.|