Starting in San Francisco in 2013 we have been swimming for sharks to raise awareness in a fun and healthy way.
On August 14 athletes from the elite open water swim group Night Train Swimmers engaged in a novel athletic challenge crossing the San Francisco Bay in a six mile swim from Tiburon to San Francisco. The event also included 4 runners departing Tiburon making a 15 mile trek through 6 cities and crossing the Golden Gate [...]
As an ocean swimmer and diver I frequently swim with sharks, although most of the time I don't see them. This summer I swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco, entering the water not far from where a white shark had consumed a seal only a few days before. To the soundtrack of Jaws provided by an excited seventh grader, the [...]
Maybe its Shark Week but a recent tweeting at Pier 39 San Francisco has been raising questions about the identification of a local shark. The shark in question was sighted swimming in the Bay and has been tweeted as a Great White Shark. In a film we produced for the Aquarium of the Bay, City of [...]
I am an open water swimmer. Like a few hundred others at the South End Rowing and the Dolphin Club, I routinely swim in the Bay year round, without wetsuit. But there are swimmers and there are Swimmers. An arcane group of athletes around the globe take on extreme athletic challenges, crossing large portions of open water [...]