Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The first day of October was a real nice one at Avila Beach. It was warm with just a light variable wind, which made it almost too warm on the sand.  The surf was small and the water temperature was 58 degrees.  There have been bioluminescent red tides in Pismo Beach and in Santa Barbara but we had clean and clear water. 

Tom picked today's route: out to the end of the Avila Pier, over to the Cal Poly Pier, back to the west end of the buoy line and along the line to our starting point.

We had 15 people in the water today; Niel, Sylvia, Amy, Sidney, Sam, Kyley, Karen, Duke, Tom, Hillary, Jonny, Pete Kelley, John, Maria, Pete and Shawn Green was on his kayak. 

Hillary, Sydney, Karen, Kyley and Sam at the first buoy.

Sydney, two swimmers catching up, Hillary, Karen 
and Shawn at the end of the Avila Pier

Tom, Duke, Sydney and Hillary at the Cal Poly Pier

This was a very nice swim in great conditions.

Dolphins Kick Butt at the Tiki Swim in San Diego-

Sydney and Sam, part of the Avila Dolphin Ocean Swimming Development Program ;-),  did great at the recent Tiki Swim. 
Sydney (15) finished second in her heat and cut 7 minutes of last years time. 
Sam (13) finished 8th competing against 14 and 15 year olds and cut 8 minutes off of last years time.
Way to go and just wait until next year!

An Avila Dolphins Gear Review - The TYR Pinnie Vest

Hillary was the first to wear one at our swims. You can see hers if you look at the picture of her at the end of the Avila Pier. They they are a stretchy mesh vest that dramatically increase your visibility in the water, way beyond what can be achieved with a brightly colored cap. At Avila Beach, outside of the buoy line, we share the water with all manner of boats and personal watercraft so being easy to see in the water is a concern. They ever make it easier for other swimmers follow me in the water.  These are stretchy and fit easily over a wetsuit and don't interfere with your stroke or have any noticeable drag. They come in two sizes. GH Sports in San Luis Obispo carries them and the can also be found on line.

Wednesday Evening Swim - 
Wednesday the 4th, in the water at 5:30.


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