Wednesday 6 am club

63 views
Skip to first unread message

Andreas

unread,
Aug 29, 2012, 11:23:42 PM8/29/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
I have been to the beach a couple of times this month early on a Wednesday, and guess my surprise: it is Grand Central Station for open water swimmers!
Well not quite, but each time there were a few people who met at Grimaldo's chair (now labeled as such), and swam, some of them members of the Brooklyn Triathlon Club, but also others.

I swam with them for a bit this am, and almost collided with another group of swimmers coming the other way.
Quite a surprise after so many solo am swims.
Nice sunrise to boot.

I made arrangements for next Wednesday at 6 am, so anyone feel free to join the zoo.

Charlotte

unread,
Sep 4, 2012, 3:38:09 PM9/4/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
Andreas - are you still up for 6am tomorrow? Looks like there could be some rain (60% chance) and wind (11mph).

Andreas

unread,
Sep 4, 2012, 10:57:48 PM9/4/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
Sorry for the late reply.
Yes, I am certainly up for it.

I will be driving from Manhattan, I would be happy to give you a lift.
Totally ok if you are not up for it on an iffy day.
You can call me or text: 917 566 4104.

Andreas.

Andreas

unread,
Sep 5, 2012, 10:42:02 AM9/5/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
Charlotte,
Good call, I should check the reports before I go.
Water was a bit rough, and swimming was not so easy. I kept it short this am.
Maybe another week.
A

Charlotte

unread,
Sep 17, 2012, 12:34:15 PM9/17/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
Hi Andreas,

Hoping to make that 6:30am swim this week... Tue & Wed AM look iffy - 60% chance of rain & thunder + winds 10-18 mph w/ higher gusts. But Thurs & Fri likely to be warm and clear. What's your week like?

Charlotte

David Sylvester

unread,
Sep 17, 2012, 1:24:25 PM9/17/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com, cibbows...@googlegroups.com
Hey Charlotte. I know I dropped off the face of the earth. But I'm interested in an early Thirsday AM swim. I have an icy swim next Sunday and I'm trying to break in a long sleeve suit. They don't seem to be any good unless you have broken them in all season. At least that's how long my sleeveless one took. 

Sent from my iPhone

Andreas

unread,
Sep 18, 2012, 7:11:58 AM9/18/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
Charlotte,
This week I could do Wednesday or perhaps Friday early. Wednesday is still the easiest day for me to go.
We can look at forecasts later today and see how tomorrow (Wednesday am) shapes up, otherwise Friday might be ok.

If you live anywhere between Manhattan and CI I could give you a lift there, I drive. After swim I have to make my way to the Bronx, so it would be harder to do a drop- off then.
Andreas.

Andreas

unread,
Sep 18, 2012, 8:25:05 PM9/18/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
All right it looks really crummy, no swim tomorrow.
I am up for Friday around 6?
A

David Sylvester

unread,
Sep 18, 2012, 11:52:24 PM9/18/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
I'm going to try and join you guys on Friday,  if that's okay. I think I mentioned it before, but I have a very cold water tri this weekend and need to practice in the long sleeved wet suit. 

Sent from my iPhone

Charlotte

unread,
Sep 19, 2012, 10:23:12 AM9/19/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com, dav...@aol.com
Hi Andreas & David,

OK - let's try for Friday. I will confirm on Thursday night (hope to be over my cold by then). 

Andreas, if this is a go, I wouldn't mind a ride at 5:30am. I could meet you on the corner of Flatbush Ave and St. Marks Ave in Brooklyn.

I guess we will start swimming in the dark - looks like sunrise that morning is at 6:45am! 

Charlotte

David Sylvester

unread,
Sep 19, 2012, 2:16:59 PM9/19/12
to Charlotte, cibbows...@googlegroups.com
I'll confirm Thursday PM as well

Sent from my iPhone

David Sylvester

unread,
Sep 19, 2012, 2:15:43 PM9/19/12
to Charlotte, cibbows...@googlegroups.com
I'll confirm Thursday PM as well

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 19, 2012, at 10:23 AM, Charlotte <abb...@gmail.com> wrote:

Andreas

unread,
Sep 19, 2012, 9:41:57 PM9/19/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com, Charlotte, dav...@aol.com
Charlotte, David,
OK, sounds good.
Don't know how ambitious you are, but I am ok if we meet at, say 5.45, and start swimming around 6.15.
There will be a hint of light then.
my cell is 917 566 4104
Andreas.

Charlotte

unread,
Sep 20, 2012, 5:46:39 PM9/20/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com

Sorry to report I’m not well enough to swim tomorrow either – even though I was really looking forward to it.

David, sorry to hear you can't make it either. I hope you get over your cold in time for your race.

Fingers crossed we'll get another chance for a sunrise swim!

Charlotte

Charlotte Abbott

unread,
Sep 20, 2012, 5:36:53 PM9/20/12
to Andreas, David Sylvester, cibbows...@googlegroups.com

Sorry to report I’m not well enough to swim tomorrow either – even though I was really looking forward to it.

 

Hope we can find another time!

 

Charlotte

 

From: David Sylvester [mailto:dav...@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:35 PM
To: Andreas
Cc: cibbows...@googlegroups.com; Charlotte
Subject: Re: Wednesday 6 am club

 

I hate to point fingers but I think Charlotte gave me her cold. I'm gonna bail on tomorrow am. Trying to shake the thing befor Sunday am.  

Sent from my iPhone

Charlotte Abbott

unread,
Sep 20, 2012, 5:37:55 PM9/20/12
to Andreas, David Sylvester, cibbows...@googlegroups.com

Sorry to report I’m not well enough to swim tomorrow either – even though I was really looking forward to it.

 

Hope we can find another time!

 

Charlotte

 

From: David Sylvester [mailto:dav...@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:35 PM
To: Andreas
Cc: cibbows...@googlegroups.com; Charlotte
Subject: Re: Wednesday 6 am club

 

I hate to point fingers but I think Charlotte gave me her cold. I'm gonna bail on tomorrow am. Trying to shake the thing befor Sunday am.  

Sent from my iPhone


On Sep 19, 2012, at 9:41 PM, Andreas <andr...@gmail.com> wrote:

David Sylvester

unread,
Sep 20, 2012, 12:35:05 PM9/20/12
to Andreas, cibbows...@googlegroups.com, Charlotte
I hate to point fingers but I think Charlotte gave me her cold. I'm gonna bail on tomorrow am. Trying to shake the thing befor Sunday am.  

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 19, 2012, at 9:41 PM, Andreas <andr...@gmail.com> wrote:

Andreas

unread,
Sep 24, 2012, 10:53:48 PM9/24/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com, Andreas, Charlotte, dav...@aol.com
Hope you guys are better! The cold is no fun...
Anyone up for this coming Wednesday? (9/26)
Days getting shorter, water getting cooler....
Andreas.

Charlotte

unread,
Oct 2, 2012, 1:16:34 PM10/2/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com, Andreas, Charlotte, dav...@aol.com

This Thursday (10/4) looks clear and warm – are you guys up for an AM swim? Sunrise will be around 6:55am...

Charlotte

Andreas

unread,
Oct 4, 2012, 12:35:27 AM10/4/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
Thursday I cannot do, have to be at work early.
Friday might work?

JULIA RUBIN

unread,
Oct 4, 2012, 1:21:48 AM10/4/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
If 6 am became 7 am I might be up for it.

Julia

Andreas

unread,
Oct 4, 2012, 5:52:44 PM10/4/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
Friday tomorrow am 6.45 Ish?
Did you go today Charlotte?

Caitlin Rosen

unread,
Oct 4, 2012, 6:04:01 PM10/4/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com
Anyone out this week get a temp reading on the water?

bklyn...@aol.com

unread,
Oct 4, 2012, 9:53:50 PM10/4/12
to cibbows...@googlegroups.com, caitli...@gmail.com
hi caitlin
 
i got a reading of 68 down at west 22nd street coney island at 1:30pm today
 
jones beach is at 68 degrees
 
most of the sites around nyc are in the 68 to 70 degree range
 
 
tom
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages