Actually, the sun wasn't really up when we started our swim -- at least that was true for the 5:45 AM group who probably hit the water around 6 AM. Its not easy putting on a wetsuit while you're still yawning! But the fact that the sun greets us on our way back makes it all worthwhile.
Can you spot the swimmer above? Doesn't he/she look absolutly delighted with the dawn, the water, the swim and the day? Could one ask for a better start before heading off to work. Forget your winter blues -- it's July and the Open Water Swimming is wonderful!
The buoy that we most often swim to is in a straight line with the tip of land above, (sight off the right side of the yellow buoy), and about a half-a-mile as a fish swims -- in a straight line. But what swimmer or fish for that matter do you know that swims in a straight line?
Rich almost looks like he's wondering "Why do I run? -- I could be swimming like this every day!"
Chris clutches his personal swim buoy as he happily findes his way back to the beach.
Jim and Rich are on their way back too!
Hey, not a bad swimming form for Mike -- your author! Note his gold Brooklyn Bridge swim cap from last years (2007) Brooklyn Bridge Swim.
Tim had a great swim and a big smile was his reward.