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Discussion: lake o

in: Harps; Harps > 2017-06-09

Jun 9, 2017 2:00 PM # 
The Lake is open for the season. I got in 1 km early this morning with no wetsuit. You should come out. Scott said he is training for a long run/swim race, so he may be interested too. Super, are you interested?
Jun 9, 2017 5:09 PM # 
What time are you usually swimming at? If I can make it I'm in (however, am I still allowed with a wetsuit, I'm a bit of a cold water princess + I need the buoyancy help!).
Jun 9, 2017 6:29 PM # 
What's the protocol normally? I'm game to try stuff but would be proceeding with caution here.
Jun 9, 2017 7:15 PM # 
The last couple of mornings I've been hitting the water around 6:15-6:30 am. I'm up for swimming later in the evenings too when the kids are in bed (after 8 pm). I start from this location:

There are showers there to rinse the sand off, and an area to lock up your bike. I swim parallel to the shore and am always within 50 m of the shore. The water is quite shallow at that distance, so you can stand if you want to.

I like to comply with international standards for open water swimming, so you need to leave that wetsuit at home. ha! Just kidding. It is pretty cold. I've been wearing a silicone swim cap, which is just a poor man's wetsuit. Wear whatever you want. I won't judge (out loud).

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