Open H20 swimmers- Tom and James escaped from Alcatraz

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Tom and James trained during the summer 2010 for their first Alcatraz crossing with my business, Open H20 Swim. The weather was incredible. The autumn equinox full moon was setting behind the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun rose over the east bay hills. The water was flat, no wind and warmth! It took them 38minutes to swim 1.25miles. Incredible smoothness and happiness from this mornings swim. Congrats!

what swimming in darkness is like…

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

I chose to have rose colored goggles, which made the experience visually warmer and the variety of glow stick colors wild!

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

after challenging 58-63 degree water for 10hrs 30minutes and an all nighter for crossing Catalina, I earned my wings!

thanks to the on water support of jenny, tom and the outrider boat crew for round 2, and the virtual support of all those wrote in on Facebook! I got your messages along the way. The ocean provided greatness with dlophins and 3 whales and phosphoresence glow in the water bubbles going up my arm. And an xtra great big hug of support to Mom for spending two all nighters with me and Catalina!

almost to the rocky beache of Pt. Vicente

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

the final homestretch to the rocky beach. jenny, who heated my fluids to 130degrees during the swim and previously swam 2hours with me at 7am, jumped in to help me finish!

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Susnhine and dolphins around Tom and I with 3miles to go! Man, I hurt. Somehow, the finish never comes as soon as it looks…