Swimming today were John, Jonny, Maria, Pete, Tom, Niel, Duke, Ivana and Heidi. Maria and Pete had been pacers in this mornings SLO 1/2 marathon and Ivana was part of a four runner relay sponsored by Jamba Juice, so she rain in a banana costume.
The plan was to swim the buoy line to the east, go to the end of the pier and then, depending on water temperature and wind, swim either to the Cal Poly Pier or to the west end of the buoy line, before returning to our starting point. At the end of the pier everyone was numb enough to choose the shorter route. I had 1.22 miles. I don't know why I have a crazy dance in the plot on the west side of the pier.
Maria brought her waterproof camera and Jonny took today's pictures
It was warm on the beach.
Tom, Duke, Heidi and John about to get very cooled off.
Duke and John at the east end of the buoy line
with Avila Pier in the background
John on his way to the end of the Avila Pier.
Niel and Heidi at the east end of the buoy line
Maria at the end of the pier.
Pete at the end of the Avila Pier
Pete and swimmers heading towards the west end of
the buoy line at the mouth of SLO Creek.
The whole group on the same heading.
The wind continued to strengthen rapidly and by the time we were dry and settled on the beach whitecaps had formed and come in to the end of the Avila Pier and within another half hour they were in to the surf line.