swim practice this wednesday

open water swim practice
……….this Wednesday

Go outside for sunset time.
Go farther away from a building right before sunset time.
Go farther away from the road, over a wood dock and…..

Jump into something that you cant see thru, and experience what Mother Ocean gives you.
swimming is our vehicle into local waters. Head down and go thru the chop, we gotta go thru that. I am curious, what happens after chop? there could be smooth, calmess, there could be an orange or grey sky.

exercise in the Bay
You gotta stay outside. It’s so glorious and energizing.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
6:30pm active stretch on astro turf behind Cal Sailing Club office
6:45pm jump off dock

looooowwww tide

I am working with a group of swimmers training for the Wildflower triathlon. As we get ready to jump off the docks, there is a big challenge of not enough water to swim….

drive very slowly to the point where the restaurant is, in the right corner and jump from a tiny beach.

the adventure swimmers walk thru thick muck into the water

….and we experienced the exhilerating bay waters that chilled some faces as the group swam out to the Berkeley Pier that had fisherman and walkers looking out at the water. What a morning, yeah! We were in and on the water, feeling it. It is so great to go with what is given, even though it may not be what is expected or planned. We were prepared, and safe, so let’s go experience. Funny, it is the same in the water, as well as on land.

Calm waters, warmish, no wind, clear sky

Seven swimmers enjoyed a fun sunset swim that put closure to an 80 degree day. We swam two loops of a 750 meter course- triangle shaped. Since there was no wind, there were no windsurfers or sailboats, and we had the west side of the berkeley marina, cove, to ourselves. The water was really shallow so the swimmers often touched gooey mud. Oh yeah! I really felt the comraderie of a group. There is a strength and positivity that was contagious out there, being with others, as each swimmer had their own swim session. see you all in two weeks, Wednesday, April 24, 2013




First Bay Water Swim practice is THIS WEDNESDAY at 6:30pm

… and every other wednesday
No flip turns.
Salt water cleanse.
Cold Water cleanse- hey, the Russians do it as a therapy
Let’s go ; Let’s get out there.
Get your goggles and
Cal Sailing Club dock
6:30pm 10 minute active stretch in wetsuit or sans
6:40pm jump
7:30 done

Please RSVP for safety

Have some warm liquids before and/or after to keep your core nice and warm
So will active stretching – so be on time!

It’s march!

The escape from Alcatraz triathlon of 2,000 swimmers happened this past Sunday. About 150 swimmers pulled. Water temp was about 51 degrees. A swimmer who takes my lunchtime swim class made it! Yeah, Matt!

eating well – it seems like the veggies and fruits these days are purple and orange themed. I am appreciating the produce from my local farmers market and Berkeley bowl. red carrots, orange carrots, red beets, golden beets, sumo oranges, blood oranges a touch of green baby artichokes and white daikon. dinner!

Open water swim practice at the Berkeley marina is coming next month- April. Get ready for Wednesday eve sunset swims.