2014 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 4th for 2014.
Warning: This property belongs to the NFTA and it is NOT open for public access. The BTC has a permit to use this property on Wednesday evenings, 5pm-8pm, June through September. The BTC does not condone or endorse trespassing on this property for any purposes (including 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. There will be a 300 meter course laid out, to familiarize you 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 along the path after the swim.
Jennifer Bell & Lisa Trapasso, happen most Wednesdays (weather permitting), and start at 5pm. They take place near 325 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo NY 14203, formerly the home of "Shooters" and then the "Festival Grounds at The Pier" (but that building has since been taken down). The area is officially known as the Seaway Pier.
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 "Doug's Dive" restaurant. 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:
This schedule is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Please be sure to watch this schedule along with the BTC online calendar, email list, facebook page, etc, for any changes and cancellantions. It is very rare for an event to be canceled in advance. Cancellations due to weather may be made on site at the time that the event is scheduled to start. Even though it might be raining at 5 pm where you are, it may be clear and sunny at the event site or vice versa! We'll all do our best to provide advanced notice of event changes/cancellations but your cooperation and patience are also appreciated!