It kinda crept up on me but social media postings would say that the last seven days were quite active for me and open water swimming.
Allow me to quickly recap the week in open water swimming via social media.
On Saturday June 13th it was the Doty Swim in Southie at the L Street Bathhouse. It’s a fun, very low key mile swim to honor Jim Doty (I never met him) a legend in swimming the waters in and around Boston. It has seemingly become a tradition as I have participated the last three years. The water was a brisk 57 degrees. It took few moments to get use to but once acclimated it was no big deal.
While I knew quite a few people at the event I went with my trusty MIT friends Katie and Josh. Below are two pics taken of us and our “likes” on Facebook.
Below is a pic I took of Compo post swim and posted on Instagram.
My fellow car poolers are quite adept at photography and social media so there were a lot of pics posted. Below are a handful of the pics taken and posted on Facebook.
This last picture of me running onto the beach was taken by a friend. There are no “‘likes” for this photo but then of course it was not put on social media! I just like it.
Social media certainly may not be the end all be all, but I have found it quite useful in following my swimming adventures and others across the globe. It is a great source to find new worldwide swims and friends!