8.03.2011

Morning Swim at the Great Salt Lake


I met Kevin, Bernice (visiting from Chicago) and David at the marina this morning.  There was a slight breeze from the east when we got in the water, but other than that it was pretty calm.

Kevin is now a Great Salt Lake veteran, but it was Bernice and David's first time swimming at the lake.  Kevin decided to swim the "Gridley Straight" to Black Rock and back for the first time.  The rest of us decided to go the opposite direction and follow the line of buoys.  We were swimming against the breeze on the way out, but it had more or less stopped by the time we got to the last buoy.  There were some extra warm spots near the marina and some colder spots to the east.  It was a short and relaxing swim.

GOAT Gear Aquaspotter
I bought a new safety product last week and this was the first opportunity I have had to test it out.  The GOAT Gear Aquaspotter is a neoprene belt with a small waterproof bag inside.  It has a small flag on a short pole that attaches to the belt that helps make you more visible to watercraft and other swimmers.  Click here for my review of the Aquaspotter.

Instead of swimming at Bountiful Lake tomorrow evening, we will be at Deer Creek Reservoir for a free open water clinic.  The clinic starts at 6:30pm.  Click here for more details.

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