I’ve joined a team of sorts. Water World Swim is an organization that trains in the San Francisco Bay 1-2 times a week with organized Alcatraz clinics and crossing sprinkled throughout the calendar.
When I started considering doing Escape from Alcatraz it was the swim portion that made me go “hmmmm.”
So I dug around for some training options and stumbled upon Water World Swim. I found some folks who had joined their swims in the past and had good things to say.
The Zoot wetsuit fairy delivered my fabulous Prophet suit and suddenly it was time to go.
Today I did my third swim with the group and each gets a little easier.
Though I still have a feeling of dread the morning of each swim. Right up until the moment I arrive at Aquatic Park and see the smiling faces of the coaches (Pedro, Rene, Jake, George, Edna, Joseph) and my fellow swimmers. Then I’m just having fun.