Athletic Records on the Ranch
On August 28, 2015, a Vandevert resident, Ted H., age 70, became the first to swim Rainbow Lake round trip (approximately 800 yards). His time was 17 minutes, 12 seconds (1st 400 8:01). The day was overcast, smoky, and calm. Water temperature was 72. The swimmer wore a wetsuit but no fins or paddles. The swim and time were attested by Button G.(coach), Joan H., Debbie D., and John D.(boat rower).
On August 19, 2014, a Vandevert resident, Ted H., age 69, became the first to swim the length of Rainbow Lake (approximately 400 yards). His time was seven minutes fifty-two seconds, a "record" that begs to be broken. The day was clear and calm. The water temperature was 70 degrees and the swimmer wore a wetsuit but no fins or paddles. The swim and time were attested by Button G.(coach), Joan H., John D., and Bryan A. (boat rower).
Other records waiting to be set are:
Running, walking, or bicycling from the island at the end of Schoolhouse Road to the island at the end of Hashknife Road.
Kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, or even floating from the put-in at the top of the ranch to the Hashknife Bridge, to the take-out, or to the Harper Bridge.