I Swam In Lake Michigan

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    Swim Time

     When I left the office yesterday, the sun was white hot in a clear sky and a warm sticky wind was blowing out of the south.  At home, family and house guests were mulling over what to do since the city sponsored concert in the park had been officially cancelled due to...
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Jun 24, 2010

    If You Live In Chicago ( And Lots Of Other Places) No Big Deal

    I remember once when I was still kinda small going out to the rope that marked the limit, hanging on and getting lifted and whacked by the really big waves. Powerful.
    CFOM CFOM
    70+, M
    Sep 3, 2010

    Lucky Location

    I'm lucky enough to live right by Lake Michigan near a large State Park...while it is still a bit cold for swimming (although I have already jumped in a couple of times) it is nice enough to walk along the beach and enjoy the scenery. From my house it is only a couple of minutes...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11, 2012

    Lake Huron is always warmer

    because it's more shallow, but you can't beat the beaches, and dunes of lake mi
    TheDaVinciEnigma TheDaVinciEnigma
    36-40, M
    Aug 14, 2015

    Actually, I've nearly drowned in Lake Michigan.

    But I also swim there. Haha. Safe to say I don't go far anymore.
    EternalVexOfTheLogicalMind EternalVexOfTheLogicalMind
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    Many Many Times

    Having lived within 30 miles of Lake Michigan beaches all my life, I've been swimming there many times.  Even when the water isn't very warm its great to be able to jump in and cool off when sunbathing gets too hot, or when you need to cool off from checking out all the hot...
    agrajag agrajag
    51-55, M
    Jul 8, 2009

    Every Summer

    I swimm there 4 or 5 times every summer. I would go there more often but seems like something is going on and can't always make the hour in a half drive to get there. Swimming there and relaxing on the beach is so much fun. Lake Michigan has some great beachs, from the Indiana...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 28, 2011

    Right Now!

    I'm goin' right now. Gonna log out, sneak away from the office and take a 1 hour vacation.  Half will be swimming in the lake, the other half, drying off in the sun.    Woohoo!    
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2009

    Tempting.....

    looking mighty fine for May:
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 27, 2010

    Swam In Lake Michigan

    I like Michigan beaches  I've been swimming there many times. Even when the water is't good
    tammy2 tammy2
    56-60, M
    Jul 21, 2009

    Lake Michigan Is The Best

    Lake Michigan has the absolute best sand in the world. Don't go when the waves are too high and get out if you feel any tugs at your ankles that want to pull you away from land. But definitely go if you haven't, when the waves are a couple feet high it's a blast to just stand...
    shellyrn shellyrn
    18-21
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2011
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