Ohio Street, September 7
Today Jody and I did our penance swimming a mile at Ohio St. Jody had stuff to do so we went a bit early. The hypothermia warning level is a total of less than 120 degrees, air and water. According to her car the air was 55 degrees and the sun was just rising so adding no warmth. We didn't find out until we got to the 1/4 mile buoy at Chicago ave that the water was 63.6, so we didn't meet the minimum. But we felt OK so we decided to complete the swim anyway. By the time we got out the air was 60 so we were legal. The water was glass flat at the beach with a small swell and very light chop at the turn. The only bummer was the sun at water level shining directly into my eyes on the way out. But as our friend Heidi showed us at Sharkfest, seeing is overrated for open water. Jody thought it was a great swim but I only give it a very good. Between the sun, some hot coffee and heat in the car we were very comfortable after we got out. We are hoping for a few more swims this summer.