Lake Superior Relay Swim - August 29th, 2023

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  • BackToRootsBackToRoots United StatesNew Member

    CONGRATULATIONS! Was following since last night. Super cool! When you've thawed out...repeat next year?

    michael_miller
  • michael_millermichael_miller Minneapolis, MNMember

    Thanks BackToRoots for following along!

    No cold water upwelling encountered due to favorable winds the days before the event, so water temps varied from 62-66 degrees F. We were expecting mid-50's temperatures, especially at the start, where upwelling is common.

    We haven't put together a trip report or narratives yet for the ratification request submittal, but this swim route and swim track graphic provides more information:






    BillyChambersLakeBagger
  • LakeBaggerLakeBagger Central OregonSenior Member

    @michael_miller said:

    No cold water upwelling encountered due to favorable winds the days before the event, so water temps varied from 62-66 degrees F. We were expecting mid-50's temperatures, especially at the start, where upwelling is common.

    That is really, creepily warm. Wow.!.

  • Sarah4140Sarah4140 DenverMember

    Looking forward to your swim report. As a Lake Superior swimmer (from Marquette in the UP—my hometown), love that you guys completed this.

  • michael_millermichael_miller Minneapolis, MNMember
    edited December 2023

    The documentary from Hamline University & PBS North has been released this month, and is now available from their account on the video hosting site Vimeo. It is currently being broadcast on the PBS North stations, and will broadcast more widely on PBS stations early next year.

    I'm curious to know - if you are located outside of the U.S., does the web link allow you to access the video?

    https://vimeo.com/890588079

    Summary from the Vimeo site:
    What does the warming of the greatest of the Great Lakes mean for its natural systems? What does it mean for the lake's legacy as being famously cold, clear, and clean? These questions are at the heart of this public television documentary co-production between Hamline University's Center for Global Environmental Education and PBS North. For more information about the project and its impact visit: sites.google.com/hamline.edu/cgee/current-initiatives/sea-change-for-lake-superior

    Twelve minutes of the 60 minute documentary are devoted to the relay swim, starting at the following time stamps:

    00:00 (Start)
    02:45
    23:10
    29:15
    46:10

    BillyChambers
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