The meet was sponsored by the Ohio Masters Swim Club
The above photo shows Pittsburgh swimmers before the race.
Above: The swimmers listen to instructions for the swim before the race. Due to heavy surf, the two mile distance was shortened to a mile and a half. Swimmers were divided into age groups with each age group getting its own cap color. A one mile event was also held at the same time. The pink caps were worn by these swimmers.
Above: Going to the Start. The first group of swimmers heads for the starting line. After damaging storms the night before, the surf on the lake was significant. Getting to the starting line roughly 200 yards out from shore, against the waves, proved to be the days first big challenge. The beach lifeguards turned out in force to provide support for a safe race. The local canoeing team was also on the course in their craft, providing guidance and another measure of safety.
Above. The green caps, representing the most mature of the groups, enters the water! Note the waves.
The red caps enter the water.
The following photos are of finishers. The finish line was on the beach, requiring swimmers to swim/jog back to shore and go through the gate. The first photo is the finish line, which was under the Ohio Masters Swim Club banner.