I love swimming, but I haven't always. When I was a toddler, I ran around the edge of the pool and refused to jump in. I've been that way with Lake Tahoe lately— but for different reasons. I'm not scared of the water. I'm scared of the cold. I recently invested in a new 9mm Xcel dive suit. This helped. A lot. I doggy paddled around Sand Harbor in a snow storm last weekend. It was fun. I felt like a kid again.