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!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Makamah Beach Open-Water Swim
An early morning shower, cloudy skies and the threat of thunderstorms put a bit of a damper on this morning's open-water swim at Makamah Beach, hosted by the Greenlawn Beach and Swim Club. Still, despite the uninviting weather, Evelyn and Karl Cruise, Rob Todd, and Denise Tirino Bishop showed up for the 8:00 swim, joined by Beach Club members Todd Rowley and me. Confronted by a chilly wind and a Sound surging with whitecaps and rolling waves, Rob and Denise opted to stay on the beach, keeping a watchful eye on the rest of us swimmers as we dove into the surf! After a short but exhilarating swim, we all reconvened on the beach for bagels and coffee, compliments of the Swim Club. It's back to West Neck Beach again tomorrow for an 8:00 a.m. swim, hopefully under sunny skies! See you in the Salt!