Lake Conditions and the Clinics

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May 28, 2017

Lake Conditions and the Clinics

We are continually assessing the current Okanagan Lake conditions and currently, there are no significant changes to the blueseventy Open Water Swim Clinics which start this Saturday, June 3rd.

Current conditions:

  • The higher lake level has brought in a larger amount of debris which, as is typical for this time of year, has washed up on shore. There is little debris floating in the lake.
  • Several markers around the Gyro Swim Loop have been dislodged and the City of Kelowna will not be re-positioning them until the levels lower.
  • Previously, you could wade out to the first 50 metre marker (to get acclimatized and let the water slowly creep into your wetsuit zipper) and you’d be just chest deep, but now just 12 metres in the water is neck deep (on a 5′ 10′ person).
  • Several trees at the shoreline are in the water and their roots are exposed, so be careful when wading in around the trees.

We have created an exclusive, short on-site video discussing the current conditions:

The clinics start this Saturday, June 3rd at 6:45am (earlier the better!) at Gyro Beach in Kelowna, BC and are included with your registration. More information on the clinics page.

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