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Old 07-30-2014
Talvi Talvi is offline
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Originally Posted by swim56 View Post
...Even though I knew mentally that a swimmer only uses the top 1 or 2 feet of water regardless of the water depth, it was more concerning to me to swim in the reservoir than the shallower lake...
I have had exactly the same issue with swimming out into the lake as opposed to along the shoreline. In the middle of the water there's no option but to swim back. By the shoreline it's only a short distance to safety. However swimming out into the lake, being in the middle of so much water, and realizing you're ok staying there, is a fabulous feeling of freedom (until you hear the whistling of a powerboat that is!)

Thanks for your encouragement. Yesterday did feel special.
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