2016 Lake Erie Swim Information
(based on NOAA buoy and weather station readings)
(based on NOAA satellite scans of the top 1mm of water)
(link to wunderground.com)
Weekly Supervised Swims Every WEDNESDAY from 5pm-7pm, starting on June 1st for 2016.
Warning: This property belongs to the ECHDC and it is NOT open for public swimming. The BTC has a permit to use this property and host our swims on Wednesday evenings, 5pm-7pm, June through September. The BTC does not condone or endorse trespassing on this property for swimming outside of the terms of our permit.
These training sessions are geared towards acclimating yourself to the open water and the things that are in it. These sessions will allow you to familiarize yourself with swimming continuously without a wall every 25 yards. Some members may do a warm-up by running along the waterfront before the swim. Other members may go for a run (or bike) along the path after the swim.
Erin Sheehan & Jim Herbert, happen most Wednesdays (weather permitting), and start at 5pm. They take place at Wilkeson Pointe. You can use the address 225 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo NY 14203, for purposes of entering it into a GPS or mapping software.
Directions: Fuhrmann Blvd. can be accessed from Route 5 both southbound and northbound. Heading south from the City, take the first exit off the Skyway and turn right onto Fuhrmann Blvd. Fuhrmann can also be accessed from Ohio St. across from Charlie's Boat House restaurant (formerly "Dug's Dive"). Be sure to get in the right hand lane on Ohio St as you come down the bridge over the railroad tracks. Go under Rt. 5 (aka the Skyway) and make a right at the light onto Fuhrmann Blvd. Fuhrmann can also be accessed from Tifft Street.
BTC Swimming Rules: