Niel, Rob and Robbie and Sylvia swam today with Allison paddling and Rick enjoying the beach. The beach was a pretty nice place to be. It was warm and sunny and no wind, up to 1 when I left. however, the water temperature had cratered since Wednesday evening's swim and fallen 5 degrees to 49. This was Robbie's first swim with us. He is a lifeguard at Pismo and races some tris. We went straight out along the pier and grouped up at the end. Robbie was wearing a spring suit but said that he was OK, so with Allison along for backup we headed over to our usual spot along the Cal Poly Pier. There were some warm(er) spots along the way but it was always cold. From there we swam directly back to the base of the Avila Pier. The water was flat the entire time so the swimming was great, except for the temperature. Robbie enjoyed himself so I think that we will see him again. David VanMouwerik stopped by to chat with Allison about kayaking for endurance swimmers. It was nice to see him at the beach on a Sunday.
We will be swimming on Wednesday at 5:30 and at Lopez at 6 this Friday.