My View From Alcatraz
I took a boat ride to the Alcatraz Island to explore it and visualize the swim distance. There is the San Francisco skyline in the distance. That water is cold, the island is windy and the water looks inviting.
Testing the Water in the Acquatic Park
This is the Aquatic Park, the shore to which I will be swimming from the Rock. It is protected from the ocean by a breakwater barrier. You can see Alcatraz behind me. The emerald green water temperature is in the high 50's and low 60's (Fahrenheit).
To follow all the swimmers on race day, check us out on Twitter SERC09. This will provide timeline of the progress of the swim, links and post event photo updates. Event instructions are at SERC
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