Last weekend, I swam from Alcatraz to mainland San Francisco. It was incredibly fun.
I didn't write anything about it, and don't plan to. It wasn't an assignment for publication. I did the swim because I wanted to do it. That's it.
The 1.5-mile swim was run by my club, the Dolphin Swimming & Boating Club. I finished 25th of 76 swimmers in a time of 42:59. The bay was about 63F, give or take. Nobody was eaten by sharks. Afterwards, we drank whisky in the sauna and then came downstairs to eat soup.