Category Archives: open water

“Wouldn’t it be nice?”

Obviously, I haven’t been posting for awhile again, even though there has been much to write about. ASA events have been amazing: 1. Another laid back, fun, Deep Eddy Mile 2. Close races throughout the World Championship of Texas 3-on-3 … Continue reading

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Even warmer

Someone told me today that the water in Lady Bird Lake was 76 degrees yesterday. Wow! That’s warm for this time of year. It may be 80 by May 5. Leave your wetsuit at home. Better yet, throw it away.

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Heating up

The Highland Lakes are warming up fast; too fast for me. While the LCRA reports that the water temperature was 72 degrees this morning at the surface of Lake Travis near Mansfield Dam, it’s much warmer at the upper end … Continue reading

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Proclamation

Unless you follow some local public access channels, you may not have noticed, but Austin’s Mayor, Lee Leffingwell proclaimed May 5 to be The Money Box Cap 2k Open Water Race and Pledge Swim day in Austin. This action was … Continue reading

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Cold and windy

The Lake is way up. It’s still way down (only forty something percent full), but compared to where it was, it’s wonderful. It’s considerably deeper than it was a few days ago, plenty deep enough to swim. Need I say … Continue reading

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Heating up

I can’t believe the water temperature in Lake Travis was 70 degrees at Turkey Bend today. It was 60 last week and 64 two days ago. I hope that’s not a sign of things to come. I’d like to have … Continue reading

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Finally Swimming in Lake Travis Again

Now that the water is up a little where I swim in Lake Travis, I've been eagerly waiting for the water to get warm enough for me to swim there. On Sunday, I thought I'd check the temperature to see … Continue reading

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