26 March 2007
Candlestick Park to Aquatic Park
On Saturday I swam 10 miles from Candlestick Park to South End Rowing Club in Aquatic Park. Duke Dahlin piloted for me, Fast Eddie, John Hathaway and Paul Springer. The water temperature was between 52-53 degrees F.
My favorite part of the swim was watching the scenery change from the industrial landscape of the Southern part of San Francisco to highrises of downtown.
My least favorite part was stopping for two ferries and a police boat.
I was a little anxious swimming under the Bay Bridge because the last time I swam under a bridge (the Golden Gate) I had to get rescued from the fast currents carrying me straight into the South tower.
I finished with pod #2 in 2 hours and 32 minutes. I felt more cold than tired, which is a good sign. I wasn't sore the next day which makes me feel like I am getting in pretty good shape.
Next Saturday: 4 hours in 63 degree water (Lake Del Valle)
THANK YOU to all of the pilots and organizers of the swim, especially Duke Dahlin, Bob Roper and Jon Meyer.