After we got to the top, we took some fun pictures. It’s pretty amazing how much we take for granted living in the Bay Area. We have some of the most beautiful rides and views. You can see the entire Bay Area and even as far as the state capitol on a very clear day!
Later that night we headed to SF to get ready for the start of the 3 day Escape from Alcatraz camp that we head up. We had a great dinner at Dragon Well, one of my favorite little restaurants in the Marina. Friday was the start of the super fun camp. We had particiapnts fly in from as far as Maine and New York to take our 3 day camp. What an amazing experience for all of us. We go over every mile, yard, inch of the swim, bike and run with everyone. We even do the entire swim from Alcatraz Island to St Francis Yacht Club. This swim took place today. We have 3 escort boats that take us to the island and follow us during the entire swim. Such a unique and incredible experience. Today marked my 70th Alcatraz swim!! I am very lucky to get to swim with the athletes during all of these camps and clinics that we provide. I love helping athletes out by providing encouragement and motivation and sometimes letting them rest by holding onto me Today’s swim was very different. I swam with the lead boat and 3 really accomplished swimmers. So we only stopped a couple of times to make sure we were all together and taking the best line, which is very tricky on this course. We made it to shore in a great time, although a couple of us overshot and ended up at Crissy Field beach, just another 100 meters to the right of the StFrancis Yacht club! Afert 70 crossings, each time is still unique and more fun than the last )
Post swim, everyone was so stoked!!