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!

Monday, June 14, 2010

OWS This Week

For those of you who've been concerned that the water is still too cold for swimming, here's a little reminder of what February looked like! I bet the water feels warmer already, doesn't it! We'll be testing it out at West Neck Beach tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:15 a.m. (it'll be an outgoing low tide, with the tide dead-low at 8:19 a.m.), and again on Wednesday and Friday (same time, same tide!). Saturday and Sunday we'll be swimming at 8:00 (unless you hook up with Rob's early group at 7:00) on an outgoing middle tide....


  1. That picture makes me feel even colder!

  2. Carol,

    Nice job on the blog!

  3. Carol, this is a great idea. Thanks for the OWS schedule too.