After taking care of some post-vacation chores, I found myself free at about 3:00pm and decided to head down to GSL for a quick swim. With the sun rising later and later, it was nice to be at the lake in the afternoon instead of in the morning. There were only a couple people in the parking lot and a few sailboats and kayaks on the water.
The water is getting cooler and felt pretty nice. There are also far fewer brine shrimp in the water than there were a couple weeks ago. The surface of the water in the marina was covered in bugs and was kind of gross to swim through. After I made it out into the open lake, it was much better.
It's been a while since I got a good swim in and I just wanted to take it easy today. Halfway to Black Rock I saw a couple people riding a jet ski! That's something I've never seen at the Great Salt Lake before. They were riding in some pretty shallow water and I hope they were aware of the rocks. It actually made me a little nervous the rest of the way to Black Rock and I kept stopping to make sure I knew where there were so I didn't get hit. I never saw them again.
I finished the first mile in pretty good time and then headed back to the marina. The second mile was a little slower, but still felt pretty good. I decided to go around to the east side of the marina rather than swim through all the bugs again, and this ended up being a good decision.