It was cold and grey at Avila Beach this morning. The up side of the 'June Gloom' is less wind and warmer water. The water temperature in the shallows at the Avila Pier was 58 degrees, up 5 degrees in the last week, so we had warm(er), flat and grey swimming conditions. Swimming today were Peter, Niel, Tom, Rick, Amy, John, Marcus, Duke and Nicole. The main group swam to the end of the Avila Pier, over to the third crossbars on the Cal Poly Pier (about mid way along its length), back to the buoy line at the Avila Pier, under to the first buoy and in. This was 1.24 miles. I like this swim because the legs from the end of the Avila Pier to the Cal Poly Pier and back to the Avila Pier are 600 and 700 meters respectively. They are a nice chance for me to just swim and think about my stroke or whatever floats into my mind. The sun came out when we were on the leg back to the Avila Pier and made the post swim hang out on the beach pleasant.
Amy and John swam to the end of the Avila Pier, down to the end of the buoy line at the creek and back to the Avila Pier. Peter always does his own thing. Marcus swam to the end of the Avila Pier with the main group and came back in.
We need some (3?) paddlers to support swimmers on some 1.5 to 3 mile swims this summer. The swims would be in along various routes in Avila Beach. A paddler can be a kayak, SUP, paddleboard. The paddlers support the swimmers by aiding in navigation and by providing a visual aid to boaters that there are swimmers in the water. If you are interested post a comment to this blog. Thanks
|Tom, getting in|
|Nicole, Rick, Duke, John, Amy and Marcus|
|Duke, Nicole, Tom and Rick at the Cal Poly Pier. |
That is the third set of cross bars in the background.
They give us something to navigate towards along the length of a pier that is 900 meters long.