Okay, let me start by saying “yes, the water if finally warm!” So much so that we had a big of fog, making it look kid of spoooky… kind of like Scooby Doo Lake, as Darren coined it!
Remember back in June when everyone was paying their dues, with the rough waves… and swimming in 50-something degree water… and even endured a roll-over down to a mid-summer record of 45F?!… well, don’t lose your enthusiasm yet… the payoff is here! We get some gorgeous September swimming!
A few of us went for a nice little swim on Thursday and it was 67F… and rising! Should be toasty for tomorrow!
And on to other news… three upcoming races!!!
– our buddies at the Tri Club of Burlington (TCoB) are hosting their annual “Pier to Pier“swim on Labour Day Monday, Sep 7… pretty casual (& FREE), more just a large group swim than an actual race. 2.4 km…”The Shortest Lake Ontario Crossing!” Greg says they’d always like to have more kayakers too!
– then there is the Variety Village Open Water Swim in Haliburton the followingSaturday, Sept 12… beautiful swim and lake… and a chance to earn some more GSS points!
– and the last local GSS race, the day after the Variety Village race, Sunday, Sept 13… the Caledon Quarry race!!! Beautiful facility, they even trucked in new sand for it… and have included a 10k!!!