We had a beautiful spring day today; a hot and crowded beach like summer but cold water temperatures. I measured 54 degrees in the surf but we agreed that it was more like 52 once you were outside the surf line. The water temperature varied by 2 or 3 degrees during the swim. We do have buoys and lifeguards now. Swimming today were Pete, Sylvia, Tom Lorish, Jim, Niel, Amy and John. There were four different routs today. Pete and Sylvia, the non wetsuit swimmers, swam their own route. Tom Lorish was on call so he swam his own route along the buoy line, popping up to check with Leslie by hand signals every 10 minutes to see if he needed to call in. Niel, Jim, Amy and John swam over to the Cal Poly Pier. Amy and John returned along the same route while Niel and Jim swam to the end of the Avila Pier and in. Our route was 1 - 1/4 miles.