Sunday, September 6, 2009

Open Water Swim Video

This morning's swim was pretty exciting - choppy water, some decent waves, a stiff wind.... the water looked angry!

6 of us headed out:

Mick, Elspeth, Marty, Rod, Deb and myself.

At my insistence, Deb brought her Olympus "Tough" which is waterproof. I used it to capture this video which gives you an idea of the conditions...

If any of you are shopping for my Christmas present already, the Olympus Tough would look good under the tree ;)

Tomorrow is the Vancouver Triathlon - I will be down at the Tri BC VIP tent taking in the festivities. If you are in the neighbourhood stop by and say 'hello!'

Best of luck to all Innovative Fitness (and otherwise) racers.


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Jo Lynn said...

Wow. After watching that, I suddenly am not very afraid of the lake I have to swim in. Holy crap, I don't think I could ever do that. That's very scary to me.

DC said...

Excellent footage! The subjects were pretty good too. ;)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Angry Water is right. My goodness I would have never jumped in.... well maybe I might have.

Hope you passed your good karma along with the helmets. You are good like that :))

Ryan Denner said...

careful with those. I 'had' one up until a week and a half ago. I brought it into the water with me, and it stopped working. I opened the battery case, and water got in! I contacted olympus, and I was 'referred' to page x of the manual that says that i need to replace my gaskets every year. I obviously never read that.