2019 Will Swim For Food
Stephanie Roberson and I did our Will Swim For Food swim today. We were swimming with the Sunday Morning Santa Cruz Pier Open Water Swim Group. The route was a 1/2 mile out and back for a mile total. It was a beautiful morning. The air temperature was 49 degrees at 9 AM with a water temperature of 51 degrees. There was no wind, a slight swell and small waves breaking on the beach. The water looked nice and clean. The Sunday group has a paddler who accompanies the swimmers and sets the turnaround point. After a 3 hour drive getting in the water was especially nice.
|Stephanie, arrived and parked on the pier.|
|Getting out the thermometer|
|About to read the water temperature.|
|On our way to the get in. Stephanie brought one of her ducks from a previous WSFF|
|The group and Michael, the swims organizer and paddler is in the yellow shirt. |
You can't tell from the photo but about 4 or 5 of the dozen swimmers went bareback.
|Stephanie at the start with her orange buoy.|
|Michael on his way to the turnaround.|
|At the turnaround.|
|Stephanie, buoy and her gold duck.|
|Selfie coming in with Stephanie in the background.|
|Getting out. What a beautiful day.|
|Done, money raised for food banks and a lot of fun had.|