6.22.2012

Quick Swim With My Dad and Brother

I met my dad and brother at the Great Salt Lake yesterday evening for a quick swim.  It's been a while since I have swam with Jake and the last time I swam with my dad was at the clinic we did before the Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim.  It was fun to be out in the water with them.

It is getting to be the time of year when the brine flies start getting pretty bad, especially inside the marina.  Because of that, we opted to start from Silver Sands Beach instead of from the marina.

Jake relaxing on the Great Salt Lake.
Jake and I hanging out, enjoying the salt.
Jake and my Dad.
The water felt great.  I didn't take a temperature, but I'm sure it was 70+.  We regrouped near the rocks to the east of the observation deck and then I left to do my own thing.  I had already done a fairly intense workout at the pool that morning and wanted to just do an easy mile.  The flies got worse as I got near the marina and on my way out to the second red buoy.  On the way back my arms felt like Jello from the morning workout.

It was a nice swim, but I think I may be taking a break from the Great Salt Lake for a while until the Orb Weaver spiders get big enough to start eating all the flies.  East Canyon is about the same distance (time wise) from my house, so I may start going up there instead.

1 comment:

Gords said...

My dad wouldn't get in ANY body of water even if I offered him a hundred bucks. Must be cool to have family who swim with you. Every one in my family thinks I was dropped as an infant.

Amen to avoiding the brine flies. I'm heading to Pineview from now until September.