Well, swimming season is over for this year. Last week we had another 4 or 5 or 6 inches of rain, depending on the location. The rivers are up and muddy again, they'll be clear in 2 or 3 days. But our low temperatures have been in the 40's, three of the last 4 nights. I've got 50* now. This late in the year, the water isn't going to warm up.
So, time to put my swim gear away for a while.
One thing that I wanted to mention is that swimming is a lifetime skill, sport or hobby. I swim because it's relaxing, fun, quiet and peaceful. Now and then I'll find some good stuff too.
For anyone that has never swam with a mask and fins, it's pretty neat. I've posted pictures of my gear, nothing fancy. If you're interested, do a search: Mask and swim fins.
You can buy them in a package deal. After you buy a pair of water booties, you're looking at $100 total. If you take care of them, they'll last for years and years.