Thursday, August 24, 2023

Buoyancy Shorts

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Bear Creek Lake Park - Soda Lake


Open Water Swim

500 yards (channel rules)
500 yards (w/buoyancy shorts)

I was inspired by a friend of mine who recently swam a mile without a wetsuit at Chatfield.  This is challenging for a couple of reasons.  First, it is hard to swim a mile.  Second, it is much easier with a wetsuit.  Third, the gravel pond at Chatfield is a commitment with the only bail out point being the sand bar.

I decided to go for a swim without my wetsuit.  I did 4 laps, taking a break between each one.  It was much harder and much slower without the buoyancy shorts.  First two laps took me 17 minutes.  Next two laps took me 15 minutes.

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