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 3, 2013

First Open-Water Swims of June 2013...

Finally!  The freakishly cold weather of the Memorial Day weekend, which morphed into the freakishly hot weather of the ensuing week, eventually moderated into the blissfully temperate temperatures of the weekend -- so the West Neck Pod's first swims of June were absolutely glorious! The water temperature was comfortably up to the mid-60's,the wind was from the southwest, the tide was outgoing, and -- well, there really aren't words to describe it...so here are some pictures (and videos, if they post properly...)...

Scott Kessler and Rob Ripp wading in on Saturday morning...

Paul has a new gadget: "Are you ready for your closeup?"

"Newbie" Jay Gupta contemplating his first open-water swim
EJ reprising her earlier swim with Carole as part of the second wave on Sunday...

Karen gets reacquainted with the South Buoy

Carole atop her paddleboard and beneath the blue sky...

"Second shift" on Sunday morning...The 10:30 wave

"Shoulders to the Buoy"! (Carole's first venture back into the open water after last season's shoulder injuries)

Karen Barbosa returns to the Salt as a "medium" (you'll have to ask her)

Sharon chillin' at the South Buoy
Gae swimming strong

EJ and I looking happy after our second swim of the day

Weekday morning swims begin tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30 a.m. ("in the water"!).  See you in the morning Salt!

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