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hammerheadcm
October 27th, 2005, 08:05 PM
looks like most of us in south Florida are going to be without a pool for some time. Steve and I are planning to go to Miami Beach on Saturday for an open water swim. The beach is open, swimming is at your own risk, no lifeguards. We were wondering if anyone has been in the ocean since the storm and are there any unusual creatures.

Guvnah
October 28th, 2005, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by hammerheadcm
... We were wondering if anyone has been in the ocean since the storm and are there any unusual creatures.

Well, there are these strange lights under water from time to time...

hammerheadcm
November 1st, 2005, 06:05 PM
We had a nice 2 mile swim Saturday on South Beach. 3 other Gold Coast Masters, Craig, Ricardo and Carlos, had the same idea, they were finished by the time we arrived. The water was murky, seems to be a lot of the Gulf water mixed in our usually pristine Atlantic, nothing stinging or biting.

Kevin in MD
November 2nd, 2005, 09:28 AM
10k nationals are this weekend in Fort Myers. So we'll find out then.

brains07666
November 3rd, 2005, 04:33 PM
Just saw this article in newspaper, maybe it would interest you?

BROWARD HEALTH


No swimming at beaches


Public health officials are asking people not to swim at any of the beaches in the county until further notice.

Broward has been plagued by sewage backing up into streets in some areas and other problems since Hurricane Wilma passed through last week.

''This is a cautionary advisory until appropriate testing of the water is completed with satisfactory results,'' the Broward County Health Department stated in a news release.

For more information call 954-467-4806 or visit www.browardchd.org.

Kevin in MD
November 7th, 2005, 12:31 PM
The water in Fort Myers was cloudy but otherwise everything was prefectly normal for the 10k. Not sure if the water clarity was related to the storm or to draining some inland lake.