July 28th = Sharkfest = a swim from Alcatraz to the shores of SF. Pool training has been on for months. Now it's time to get real. Wetsuit, thermal swim cap, ear wax, tinted goggles, no-fog drops, body glide (no-chafing-wonder-in-a-stick) who knew? $6.50 for a day pass at aquatic park. Dive in. Cold. So coooold. Swell. Salt water. Ice Cream headache inducing. Then. You find mind over matter and you find the best swim ever. Who knew I'd ever see Coit Tower from the water?