Great Chesapeake Bay Swim question



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Ralphp302

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Hi, just wondering if anyone who had done the swim could comment on whether the vast majority of
swimmers wear wetsuits or not. Would it depend on the year and the specific temperatures or not?
Thanks. Ralph
 
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Dingo

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"RalphP302" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi, just wondering if anyone who had done the swim could comment on
whether the
> vast majority of swimmers wear wetsuits or not. Would it depend on the
year
> and the specific temperatures or not? Thanks. Ralph
Depends on the temperature that year and your preference - when it is hotter the jellyfish run heavy
in the Chesapeake. Regardless, you'll see plenty of swimmers in wetsuits and plenty without. all the
best, Dingo
 
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Triathlete357

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> Depends on the temperature that year and your preference

Bring a wetsuit for sure, and then use if you want.
 
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Dr. Steven Walk

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Don't forget to pee in your wetsuit to create warmth.

[email protected] (Triathlete357) wrote in message
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> > Depends on the temperature that year and your preference
>
> Bring a wetsuit for sure, and then use if you want.
 
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Old Timer

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There are jellies in the bay right now, farther north than the Chesapeake. I don't think it has
anything too much to do with temp since the bay temp is about 49 degrees at the moment. They've been
clogging fishing lines for a few weeks now. BTW, the water temp is 6 degrees cooler than it was at
the same time last year.

I'd guess that 98% of the Bay Swim participants wear wetsuits. You'll be glad you did.
 
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Tom Henderson

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[email protected] (Old Timer) wrote in news:15cf49f4.0304160859.459f4dd3 @posting.google.com:

> There are jellies in the bay right now, farther north than the Chesapeake. I don't think it has
> anything too much to do with temp since the bay temp is about 49 degrees at the moment. They've
> been clogging fishing lines for a few weeks now. BTW, the water temp is 6 degrees cooler than it
> was at the same time last year.
>
> I'd guess that 98% of the Bay Swim participants wear wetsuits. You'll be glad you did.

Hmmm, let's see. Water is 49 degrees. Jellyfish are present, presumably the stinging variety.
Speaking as Florida boy, I must ask what planet are the remaining 2% from who wouldn't wear a
wetsuit in those conditions?