Monday, August 17, 2009

Swim across the SF Bay!? No Problem!

Well, I did it!  I swam the 1.5 miles across the bay from Alcatraz to San Francisco.  It was AMAZING!  EnviroSports puts on a great race!  I had so much fun in and out of the water.  Since this was 'test run' for me in prep for Escape from the Rock (also put on by EnviroSports) I took it easy, learned what I could from it and even took pictures while I was out there in the water.  I'll say it again - it was an absolute BLAST!

My time 1:02:30

Results swimming with a wetsuit:

F 40-44 - 28th out of 40
F Overall - 187th out of 251
Finish order - 531 st out of 655

I can honestly say that I'm not worried about the swim portion of Escape at ALL now - so I can focus on facing the bike and the run.  And that makes me really happy.

I can HIGHLY recommend the Sharkfest to anyone who's thinking of doing this incredible swim.  Just remember to sign up early, this year's swim has been full since JANUARY!  And I think the Alcatraz swim should be on everyones 'to-do' list :)

Whatever am I to do now!?  No races for a whole month! :) 


  1. Congrats -- that's awesome!! You should post your water pics! :)

  2. Holy crap! No lame ass excuses for me anymore not to try a triathlon! Way to go. Seriously! Art

  3. Great job, Shawn! I can't believe you took pictures during your swim. That's something I've never done before (nor do I have a waterproof camera). Hope you post some of the pics!