We had ten swimmers today; Niel, Sylvia, Chad, Brittany, Pete, Margarete, Kim, Gerry, Christine and Duke. Margarete and Christine joined us for the first time and Kim was back for her second swim with us. The water temperature was 56, there was a very slight wind from the SW and a small surface swell from the NE. The water was very clean and there was an occasional 4+ foot wave. I didn't see any seals, pelicans or other birds of any consequence while I was out taking the water temperature. We got a slow start because fog was still hanging hanging along the beach at 11 and everyone was slow getting ready, waiting to see if the visibility would improve. By about a quarter after the fog was lifting and the buoy line was easily visible so we got started. With swimmers new to us along and the fog we decided to stick to swimming the both sides of the buoy line. That way, it would be easy to find the beach if the fog settled back in or someone wanted to swim a shorter distance. Instead, the sun came out and the fog burned off as we were swimming our first leg. With the sun out it felt wonderful in the water. This was Brittany's first swim since her accident. She has a good swim with no problems and got out at about half way. Kim went the full distance this time and was smiling when she got out. We swam for a half hour. After the swim it was very clear, sunny and warm on the beach with almost no wind.
Rob and I will continue to swim on Wednesday evenings until it gets too dark. I'll post it here when we are done with evenings for the summer.