Bountiful Lake Swim - Wednesday April 28

The water temperature at Bountiful Lake is warming up which means it is time to start swimming again.

Gords and his family spent a few hours at the lake earlier this week doing some much needed clean-up and and took the water temperature while they were there: 63 degrees.  We decided that at 63 degrees we couldn't use cold water as an excuse.  Unless the weather is bad, we will be taking our first swim on Wednesday April 28 at 7:30am.  Anyone who cares to join us is more than welcome.

The water level appears to be about the same as last year, which would make it about 1 mile around the perimeter of the lake.  We are planning on doing two laps.

We will meet in the parking lot near the boat ramp at 7:30am.  I can't wait to see the look on the fishermen's faces when we get in the water.

**UPDATE**  Because of the weather, we are postponing this swim until Wednesday May 5***


Erin said...

Do you ever do swims in the evening on Bountiful lake?

Josh said...

Erin - Generally we have only been swimming at Bountiful Lake on Wednesday mornings, but we could do some evening swims there as well. Last year we did some swims in the evenings and on Saturdays at other places (Deer Creek, Jordanelle, East Canyon) and will be doing the same this year.

If there is an evening that you want to swim at Bountiful, you could post it here or on the Facebook Group and see if anyone else can join you.

Erin said...

Thanks for the reply. I might wait for the water to warm up just a little before I try and get something scheduled.

Chill said...

Is anyone planning on swimming next Wednesday morning?

Josh said...


It really depends on the weather. The water temperature at Bountiful Lake dropped from nearly 65 degrees to only 58 degrees after a couple weeks of storms. I just checked the weather and it looks like we will get a couple good days this weekend, but it will be cooling down again by next Wednesday with some possible rain showers on Monday and Tuesday.

Gordon Gridley has been checking the water temperature and when it gets back up to around 65 we will start swimming. I haven't acclimated to cold water yet this year and anything under 65 is pretty cold for me.

I will update the website if it looks like we will be going. You can also send me your email address and I can add you to my email list.

Chill said...


My email address is chillslc@gmail.com. Looking forward to swimming with you.