Tag: San Francisco Bay

Tackling Tiburon

Courtesy of Bob Placak, RCP Tiburon Mile, San Francisco Bay, California. Bob Placak announced the 16th Annual RCP Tiburon Mile, a 1 nautical mile swim from Angel Island to downtown Tiburon in San Francisco Bay on September 11th. "This open water swim will feature Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalists arriving directly from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

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Like Father, Like Son

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 11-year-old Robert Placak had repeatedly asked his father and brothers for advice. He wanted reassurances and enjoyed the camaraderie of doing something together with his father and brothers. They were all tremendously excited to do the 2015 RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco Bay. But father and race

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When Sharks Appear In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Night Train Swimmer Simon Dominguez is scheduled to swim out from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands. We asked skipper Vito Bialla about his July 27th attempt and the sharks that may be lurking around. With the water relatively warm, 61.4°F at the Farallon Islands and 64°F in San Francisco Bay,

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Heroes Of The Bay, Part 2

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "One morning, I went down to the docks at the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of my friend," explains 1996 Olympic swimmer Dan Kutler. "When we were done, I started taking pictures of the other swimmers. When I looked at them later, I realized I had something special. I am not an

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Heroines Of The Bay, Part 2

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "One morning, I went down to the docks at the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of my friend," explains 1996 Olympic swimmer Dan Kutler. "When we were done, I started taking pictures of the other swimmers. When I looked at them later, I realized I had something special. I am not an

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Heroes Of The Bay, Part 1

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "One morning, I went down to the docks at the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of my friend," explains 1996 Olympic swimmer Dan Kutler. "When we were done, I started taking pictures of the other swimmers. When I looked at them later, I realized I had something special. I am not an

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If You Are Bleeding, Tell Someone

Sometimes athletes hit rocks, jetties, turn buoys, flotsam, jetsam or other athletes while competing in open water swims. Sometimes, they hit things or people quite hard causing lacerations and blood to appear. In cold water or in murky waters, it may be difficult to know that you are bleeding in these cases. But if you are in an ocean swim, it is always

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Flying From Bridge To Bridge In The Bay

Back on a bright sunny day during the summer of 1997, a quartet of fast swimmers from the Olympic Club - Corinna Seibt, Jim Murray, Mike Cooley, and Stephen Grant - flew from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge in San Francisco Bay. As they navigated the tricky tidal flows of the Bay as they swum parallel to the escort boat of Captain Mike Yost and

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