Tag: Aquatic Park

The Iconic West Coast Training Ground

The Iconic West Coast Training Ground Courtesy of Sea Letter. Aquatic Park is one of the iconic training grounds of open water swimmers for many decades and the site of constant daily usage. Surrounded by Aquatic Pier, the Aquatic Park is home to both the Dolphin Club and the South End Rowing Club. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

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The Streets Of San Francisco

The Streets Of San Francisco Courtesy of Space Race Studio, San Francisco Bay, California. The spread and countermeasures for COVID-19 have literally emptied the streets, pools of San Francisco. But according to locals can appreciate that at least Aquatic Park remains open to bay swimming in San Francisco Bay. Copyright © 2008 – 2020 by World Open Water

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Cold Water, Warm Drinks

Cold Water, Warm Drinks Courtesy of Zina Deretsky, San Francisco Bay, California. A warm fluffy towel, a nice long warm shower, relaxing sauna, a hot mug of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, a delicious meal. These are some of the rewards that are cherished after cold water swims. Zina Deretsky of Zina Studio knows those rewards well after a decade of cold

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Open Water Swimming 365 Days Of 2020

Open Water Swimming 365 Days Of 2020 Courtesy of Zina Deretsky, Aquatic Park, San Francisco Bay, California. Zina Deretsky, CMI has been swimming in Aquatic Park in San Francisco Bay over the last decade. On dryland, Deretsky is a talented board certified medical illustrator and a science & technology illustrator with a passion for the open water that

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The Beauty Of Swimming In San Francisco

The Beauty Of Swimming In San Francisco Courtesy of Zina Deretsky, Aquatic Park, San Francisco Bay, California. Zina Deretsky, CMI has been swimming in Aquatic Park in San Francisco Bay over the last decade. On dryland, Deretsky is a talented board certified medical illustrator and a science & technology illustrator. But her passion for the open water

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Alex Kostich Wins Swim Around The Rock

Alex Kostich Swims Around The Rock Courtesy of Water World Swim, Alcatraz Island. Alex Kostich came very close to breaking the original 5.25 km Swim Around The Rock course record set by Oliver Kusch in 1:10:09 in 2011. While Kusch started and finished at Aquatic Park, today's longer 6 km course started at Crissy Field, rounded Alcatraz, and finished at

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Will Records Fall Around The Rock?

Will Records Fall Around The Rock? Courtesy of Water World Swim, San Francisco Bay, California. Oliver Kusch and Aubrie Smallwood hold the course records for the 3.6-mile Swim Around The Rock.  Kusch set the men's record in 1:10:09 in 2011 while Smallwood set the women's record in 1:24:25 in 2014 in the course that starts at St. Francis, heads around

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