So tonight I got to BL at 4:45pm and jumped in and did 4 laps in 1:57. I felt great! I was going at a good strong pace, but also relaxed so that I felt like I was in meditation. The water right on the surface was warm, but 12 inches below the surface was much cooler. I would say that 12 inches below it was about 67 or so. Not sure. I didn't take my therm.
During my third lap I noticed several kayakers and some people on those stand up paddle boards. They were getting pretty close to me and I picked up the pace cause I felt like they were checking out if they could keep up. They very well could have, but were just testing me I think.
One lady on those stand up boards asked me as I finished, "Are you the guy training for the Channel?" I said yes. How in the heck did she hear about that? She said she read about the cleanup this last weekend and followed up a little on the blog. She asked what were the dirtiest parts of the lake. Definitely the Southeastern corner, and the North middle sections. She said she had a group that wants to come out and do more cleanup. That's awesome! I'm sure they'll get a bunch too, cause Jacob would often followup last Saturday right after me, and still find a ton of stuff that I missed.
Anyhow today's swim was awesome and I went clear until the sun was right near the horizon. I'm definitely good to go for another week at BL. The temp is awesome!