Subject:anyone still swimming outside in Eastern WA?
If you are, you're tougher than me! I swam in CdA lake on Saturday and it was darn cold! No idea of the water temp, but the thermometer going into town said the air was mid-40s. When the water first started to seep through the back panels of my wetsuit...brrrrr! I thought that might be the extent of my October OWS! Actually managed 30 minutes so maybe it wasn't as bad as it seemed... And now I can say I swam outside into October! It's all about the bragging rights!
On the other hand, the water was even clearer than it was during the summer months - beautiful sunny day, clean clear (cold!) water, hot coffee on the way home... all in all it was a pretty good morning!