granite wo-mon 2018

:: granitemon

By: John Clements

The swim!

It happened again! thanks pretty much entirely to Mary Clews, who organized it this year.

This was the 24th annual event. Yikes. Next year will be a quarter century.

The water was really ridiculously warm this year. Also very very calm. I didn’t wear a wet suit this year either, and I hate to say it, but I think the days of wet suits in Blue Hill Bay are over. Pretty soon it’s going to be like the Bahamas up here; the algae in the water will all die, and it will be crystal clear. Can’t wait. (That was sarcasm.)

Ah, but… the swim! The swim went really well. Here’s who we had:

  • John Clements
  • Charlotte Clews
  • Mary Clews
  • Jenney Wilder
  • Chris Guinness
  • Sean Guinness
  • Amanda Herman
  • Ted Heyd
  • Lane Murnik
  • Justin Pollard
  • Tricia Sawyer

It turns out that this was the biggest swim ever, with 11 participants, topping 2013, when we had 10.

We also had help from an incredible support crew, including:

  • Katie Cancila
  • Anika Clements
  • Robin Clements
  • Alton Coolidge
  • Springer Huseby
  • Jerome Lawther
  • Mike Murnik
  • Nathan Semler
  • Andy Wanning

These photos are courtesy of Chris Guinness, although she’s in all of them, so I suppose she couldn’t have been framing the shots.

Many, many thanks to all of you!