Niel. Ali and Rob swam today. It was 50 degrees and sunny when we got in with a mild offshore breeze, 1 to 2' surf, 53 degree water and flat swimming conditions. There were even some dolphins about halfway down the beach creating massive swim envy. We decided to swim down to the point and back, covering about a mile in a tune up before next Saturday's 1 mile Will Swim For Food trip around the Santa Cruz Pier. This Sunday's 50 degree air and 53 degree water was sure different than last weeks 80 degree air and 56 degree water. I was most of the way to the point before I began to feel evened out with the water temperature. The return swim was into a small chop that had come up along with a line of high clouds that blocked out our sun. When I got back to the pier I swam back to pick up Ali and we headed in to the beach together. With no sun it was too cool to linger on the beach so once we showered and dried off everyone headed off.
At the Palm Springs Tri this weekend were Rick and Rhonda Mareina (1/2 on Saturday) and Duke Parmley (Olympic on Sunday). Rick had a time of 6:08:53. I didn't find a time for Rhondia and results for the Olympic were not available as of this post. If the weather conditions were anywhere near the cold and windy weekend that NOAA predicted they were going to have a Beyond Category experience. Hope all went well. Can't wait to hear all about it next Sunday.