7.24.2012

Morning Swim at Rainbow Bay (Deer Creek)

Rainbow Bay at Deer Creek Reservoir.

This morning I was up in Charleston for the Timpanogos Foot and Ankle 5K and 10K.  The timing company my dad, brother and I own (Elevated Racing | Event Timing) was timing there timing the event.  I could see Deer Creek from the finish line and knew I had to squeeze in a swim between the race and my brother Jake's birthday lunch at Tarahumara.  Happy Birthday Jake!

There were already quite a few boats on the water when I got there.  The water level is MUCH lower than it was last year.  I took the temperature near the shore in the shallow water and it came out 73 degrees.

I loaded up my Safer Swimmer and took off.  I didn't have a whole lot of time, so I was just going to stay in for an hour or so.  I didn't have a watch so I relied on "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" to give me an idea how far and how long I had been swimming.  From 99 down to 0 takes me about half an hour to go through when swimming, which also ends up being about a mile.  I used the line of buoys for part of the time, but also went out of the bay on both sides to get in the distance I wanted.

Trying to look cool after my swim.
I ended up with about 2.25 miles in 1:15 and made it to the restaurant just in time for a delicious lunch.  As I was leaving the reservoir, the boat traffic was absolutely CRAZY!  I probably wouldn't have swam at all if it had been that busy when I got there.  Even in the wakeless area, there were boats coming in and out quite a bit.

Here is the link to my Hydro Tracker data:

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