10.20.2011

Second Swim With the Wasatch Front Polar Bear Club

The club hoodies that Gords designed and ordered were in and looked great!

Jake modeling his new club hoodie.
Tonight I met Gords and Jake at Bountiful Lake for the second Wasatch Front Polar Bear Club swim.  It was a beautiful evening and the lake was busy with people fishing and out on the water in a raft and canoe.

The three of us got ready and walked over to the eastern fishing pier.  There were a bunch of people fishing there and they were nice enough to give us some space to jump into the water.  Gords took the temperature at 61.7 degrees.  Even though this was only a couple degrees colder than last week's swim at the Great Salt Lake, it felt much colder.

Jumping in was a shock, but I was able to get control of my breathing pretty quickly and kept my face in the water the whole time.  Our original plan was to just swim to the southern fishing pier, but once we got there we decided to keep going and swim around the first island.  My muscles felt a little tight, but other than that it was a very enjoyable swim.

After getting out and drying off, I only had minor shivers.  I'm still riding the "cold water high" as I type this post.

Next week we will be at the Great Salt Lake again.  Meet at Saltair at 5:30pm if you want to join us!

2 comments:

Jake Green said...

I'm not gonna be able to make it next week :(

Josh said...

Oh man! How come? Work? We will miss you.