Magic or Madness: Open Water Swimming

August 6, 2014 9:47 PM

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You might think there is a magic or a madness to swimming in San Francisco Bay... I mostly think of it as a gift. It is a gift I don't always understand, but it never fails to provide me with a a rush of adventure on the way in, so much peace while I'm out there, and a bigger way to look at the world every day when I walk away.

Was I always a swimmer? Oh so very no. I grew up by the ocean, in Capitola, and spent lots of time in the water, but this whole being-a-swimmer thing is very new. I have chosen to be an open water swimmer. I get to be an open water swimmer. In between the choosing and the being, I took lessons, hemm...

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