We had some qualifiers today, notably Dave Smith. Dave, a Vietnam Vet, is 69 years old and decided to give himself an epic 70th birthday present: swimming from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park with us on September 25th! The rest of our swimmers today improved their skills in the water and gained more confidence swimming in open water.
Other first time swimmers, like Ryan Berg, experienced swimming the San Francisco Bay waters for the first time. He was able to get one-on-one instruction from Coach Patti.
We are fortunate to have some incredibly experienced coaches helping us improve our technique and ensure every practice is safe. Stephanie and others proved kayak support to make sure all swimmers are doing well. Kirk led the group on an outside-in loop and Patti worked individually with our newer swimmers.
There is still time to join us and train, but don’t wait too much longer.