Mother Nature wont go for freezing

Wasit summer or just a mirage at the SERPS oasis?

This was a VERY cold morning.  The water was 34oF and Mother Nature was refusing to get any colder and freeze the water, so the swimmers had to swim the 55 yard race rather than have a dip in an ice hole!  The cold was debilitating, but some swimmers swam back to the board, and messed around in the shallows as if it were a Summer's day!

Most people didn't swim back, and as it was so cold, other swimmers carried towels and flip-flops to the finish so as not to delay the finishers getting some relief from the cold.