Originally Posted by DavidBarra
tough technically a river, the damed sections of the colorado near austin function more like lakes. if this is one of the ASA events organized by keith bell and sandy neilson-bell, you will be good hands.
From their website
The historic water temperature in Lady Bird Lake has ranged between 68-70 for this race the past 7 years.
Is Lady Bird Lake safe to swim in? Why is swimming not usually allowed?
Swimming is not usually allowed in Lady Bird Lake because there there are risks with a fairly swift current at many times — depending on the flow of the dam — and it is an unguarded body of water. Normally it's not legal to swim in Lady Bird Lake.
It is swimmable, however, with special permission from the City Council (as obtained for The Money Box Cap 2k). For this race the LCRA will have the dam shut off and the current will be considerably less than usual.