DISCLAIMER: Open-water swimming is inherently dangerous. Open-water swimmers risk drowning, hypothermia, hyperthermia, heart attacks, panic attacks, cramping, jelly fish stings, fish bites, boat or jet-ski collisions, collisions with floating or submerged objects (including other swimmers), and other calamities that can be injurious, disabling or fatal! The "West Neck Pod" is an informal association of open-water swimmers who swim "outside the lines" with no lifeguard protection, it has no formal membership, organizational structure or legal identity, and its participants, including the author of this blog, make no representations and assume no liability with respect to its group open-water swims. All swimmers who participate in West Neck Pod group open-water swims do so at their own risk. Be careful out there!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Webster’s is going to have to come up with a better word than "awesome" to describe this morning’s swim out to the buoy on a fast incoming tide revved up by a brisk northerly wind, and back to the beach against the current and into the wind...It was a grand initiation to OWS for newbie Paul, and a rousing "welcome back" to Karen and Coriander (& pretty exciting for regulars Margot, Ken, Carol and me, too!). Swimming sage Ken wisely pronounced it "too rough" today to tackle the Causeway, but we can try for that tomorrow, when the wind will be from the southeast and the water may be a little calmer...See you at 6:15 in the a.m. (no parking tickets today, by the way!).