Monday Open Water Swim at Silver Lake
Where: Pinckney State Rec Area Silver Lake Beach - you must have a state park sticker or passport to enter the park.
When: People gather after 6:30pm swim starts at 6:45.
Summary: All club members are welcome! If you don't own one it is recommend that you purchase and bring a swim buoy. The swims are good to practice and train for open water swims. There is no lifeguard and all members will swim at their own ability and risk. The lake is 1/2 mile across and we typically swim across and back. Depending on the event, some members do multiple laps.
BEGINNERS are encouraged to swim along the cigarette buoys marking the beach area, which is shallow and close to shore. One buoy circuit = 450yds.
Social: We can hang out afterwards on the beach, so bring a camp chair if you wish. Park concessions are closed and sharing food is not recommended, so BYO snacks. Note that alcohol and glass are not permitted.
We suggest that swimmers that take longer than 1 hour to swim one mile may consider swimming half way across and back or along shore before trying to swim the complete distance across the lake and back.
*For club liability reasons to participate in club workouts, you are required to be a Ann Arbor Triathlon Club member. You swim at your own risk. There are NOT any lifeguards on duty and no one is responsible for you, except your self. If you are not comfortable swimming across the lake, do not do so.
Participants should use a swim buoy and must be a club member. You can purchase a buoy at https://www.kiefer.com/open-water-swimming-pages-1207.php