ssthomas said:Denver's famous Gravel Pond, at Chatfield. Those of you with oceans are lucky, but the gravel pond is 900m of cold, clear heaven from May-October. (At least until we get overrun by the wetsuits....)
Denver's famous Gravel Pond, at Chatfield. Those of you with oceans are lucky, but the gravel pond is 900m of cold, clear heaven from May-October. (At least until we get overrun by the wetsuits....)
Kane said:The 2012 Sydney Harbour Swim last Sunday: http://www.sydneyharbourswim.com/Awesome location for a swim...!!!
The 2012 Sydney Harbour Swim last Sunday: http://www.sydneyharbourswim.com/Awesome location for a swim...!!!
"under a bridge that stood,before Columbus raised a sail"
loneswimmer said:When I was starting my blog a few years ago, I'd briefly considered calling it ZC2.com (but I knew the reference would be too confusing, obscure and hard to remember except to Channel swimmers ferry-dodgers).
When I was starting my blog a few years ago, I'd briefly considered calling it ZC2.com (but I knew the reference would be too confusing, obscure and hard to remember except to Channel swimmers ferry-dodgers).
Do you have pictures or clips of your favorite lake or bay where you train? I am often envious of the athletes who live near the sea, but as I was searching for some glacier or alp lakes to train in over the weekends this summer, I found this little gem of a clip that made me more appreciative of the beauty that that is in my own back yard. Please share your paradise with the community! Here is mine:
I like your thread title better, though, @Dawn_Treader. Would you mind if I re-titled the "Swim Pics" thread to "Backyard paradise"? Then we combine the extensive content of the Swim Pics thread with the more creative title of this thread.
Good idea evmo. I think often we take for granted the beauty outside our our own back door. Perhaps not races or places we visit- maybe just the places we train on a day to day basis was what I was thinking. I am planning glacier swims in the the Swiss alps to keep my acclimatization and it is turning into an exciting project. They will be mainly combined with hikes to no man land terrain. I think I am more excited about this than my goal. Well they say the way is the goal. I post here another long vidieo if anyone is bored. The lake at 17:02 min is the one to go for. Perfect conditions for the Channel. Cold dark, lonesome and kind of scary. I'll need to check for safety issues, because of the dam, but I know of another aspirant who trained in this lake.
Meech lake, 20 minutes from my place.... 15 early on Saturday morning. 4km down, 4km back
http://e-collection.library.ethz.ch/eserv/eth:6344/eth-6344-02.pdfMatteo Bonalumi's 2012 dissertation, p25Temperature - In winter, the reservoirs are covered by ice and are inversely stratified; i.e. temperature increases with depth. Temperature profiles collected below ice in Oberaarsee show an increase from 0 °C just below the ice to a maximum of 2.5 °C in the deep-water (Figure 4a, black line) with the highest values already reached at 1 to 2 m depth. Similar to Oberaarsee, also Grimselsee is inversely stratified under the ice, with temperatures increasing to 2.5 °C in the top 5 m and remaining constant down to the deepest reaches of the reservoir (Figure 4b, black line).In July, both reservoirs are ice-free and thermally stratified. In Oberaarsee surface water temperature reaches 14 to 15 °C with a thermocline at ~15 m depth and deep-water temperatures of ~4 °C (Figure 4a, grey line). In contrast, the surface temperature of Grimselsee is lower, reaching a maximum of ~10 °C (Figure 4b, grey line). The thermocline, in only a few m depths, is less developed, and the temperature decreases to below 5 °C in the deepest zone. Temperatures vary systematically between days and nights when the reservoirs are ice-free. Even if no measurements were taken during nights, temperatures show variations of up to 1 to 2 °C in the surface water between early morning (representing night temperatures) and afternoon due to the daily heating/cooling cycle.
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