~By Glenn Partelow
Down here in Florida we are building our yardage slowly for the January Jam. We are swimming "OUTSIDE" with air temperatures ranging from the mid-thirties to the mid 40's for our scheduled 6 PM swims! Although the water is near 80, there is a bit of a sacrifice when you consider the wind chill and the sea fog that envelops those repeats! We swim on!
Friday night most of us declined to swim. Corrine La Fountain snuck in early at 4 PM to avoid the cold. Glenn Partelow was in at 5:30 and left after just 1500 yards. The 'sea fog' enveloped the local swimmers off and on throughout the late hours. We vowed to return Sunday at 11 AM to salvage the Friday night workout. Temperatures for Sunday's swim may be just 40 Degrees.
It takes bravery, dedication, and lots of teamwork to swim in these frigid temperatures. Keep up the great work, guys! Stay warm! :)