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!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Capping Off" the 2010 Open-Water-Swimming Season...

"To the Sailboat and Beyond.....West Neck Pod" is the message emblazoned on the recently commissioned West Neck Pod swim caps (brightly colored for greater visibility in the open water and available in green, pink, orange, yellow and red). With air and water temperatures continuing their inevitable downward trajectory, closely tracked by the morale of the open-water "aquaholics" who are beginning to experience withdrawal symptoms in the waning days and weeks of the 2010 open-water-swimming season, the turnout for the most recent open water swims has been reduced to only the most hopeful, optimistic, addicted or cold-tolerant Pod members.  In recognition of those stalwarts, and of the extraordinary individual and group accomplishments of the Pod in 2010, free swim caps will be distributed to every Pod member who shows up this weekend to try to squeeze out another open-water swim (or to cheerlead their fellows!).

(Swim caps will be available at cost to anyone else, as long as supplies last!). 

Check e-mails for scheduled swim times (mid-day swims most likely to maximize warmth!)

See you in the Salt!

1 comment:

  1. I think these caps are all the motivation I need to get into the water on Saturday - probably my last chance for the season! Let me know what time! And a big YES on velour track suits