I made the trip to Las Vegas this past weekend, along with several other Utah swimmers, for the second annual Slam the Dam. I had a blast and will be posting my race review after the official results are posted.
I didn't want to take too much time off after Saturday's race so I decided to go out to the Great Salt Lake this morning for a quick swim. It was still dark when I got to the marina at 6:45am. I thought about waiting around a little until it got lighter, but decided to just get in. I walked down the rocky path to Silver Sands beach and waded into the water. I had checked the water temp last night and it was about 70 degrees according to the website.
I started out heading northeast towards the red buoy. I really need to get some clear goggles for morning swims. I could barely see the buoy, even with the flashing red light, and had to sight on the mountains instead. I stopped briefly at the buoy and then headed back towards the marina.
When I got to the marina entrance, I stopped for a minute and then followed the green buoys back to the east side of the marina. As I was getting out there were a couple buses of tourists milling around the parking lot. A few of them asked me if the water was cold and how often I come out.