It was not your typical beach scene in the Park this afternoon (and perhaps a bit of a surprise to children playing in the water) as a gaggle* of high-school girls plowed into the Lake to run laps along the shoreline. I am told it was just the Seattle Prep Girls Cross Country Track Team doing some resistence training in the water with their coach (but it looked like they were having way more fun than that).
Parents should note, by the way, that the lifeguards at Madison Park Beach will complete their summer assignment on Labor Day, after which there will be no more lifeguarding until next year.
*gaggle: a loosley organized tactical formation.
[Photo by Alan Smithee.]