Yes, I am officially at 77 San Francisco Bay swim crossings! That is Alcatraz Island across the bay to Crissy Field, Aquatic Park, or St Francis Yacht Club. All swims have ranged from 1.2 miles to 2.3 miles. Water temps have been as coold as 50 degrees F, to as warm as 61 F. It has been a unique experience each time. Every swim has been different due to currents, tide, eb flow, wind, fog, sun, seals, dolphins, but no sharks yet ) I have had an amazing time and I am so blessed to have the opportunity!!
Last Sunday, I raced in the Alcatraz Challenge swim. Reid was the race director for this event. It was a busy time leading up to the event for Reid and the Tri California staff. As always Tri California puts on the best races. And I am proud to say Reid did an awesome job. I was super stoked to have been able to do the test swim the day before the event. This is a swim where 6 of us take a small boat or 2 out to Alcatraz Island and do the swim to test out the water conditions for the next day’s race. It’s pretty sweet being out in the middle of the bay with no one around. I love it! It’s such a cool feeling, one that I wish everyone can experience!!
Back to the race. I felt good, not great, but good enough to swim through the chop and against the current to come out with a win. Yay! I was stoked. Here is a link to the results…..http://raceresults.eternaltiming.com/index.cfm/20100530_Alcatraz_Challenge.htm
Fun times as always…..keep smiling )