24 Hour Swim Relay in SF AP Feb 2014

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  • ssthomasssthomas Charter Member
    Hey, @suziedods: Would there be any extra fees for the Dolfins or whatever club it is over there? Someone was asking me. A Colorado team is pulling together!
  • @ ssthomas.. This is all based out of SERC and the $25 is going to be covering that. KISS, Keep it simple ......
    You will be reqd to sign a waiver, which we will do Friday night.
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • I am officially capping this at 75 people. We have a team of 8, a team of 12 and it looks as if we might meet the75 limit. This is mainly due to safety issues that COULD arise in the dark , cold of Feb nights.
    If you need a team, let me know. Trying to balance, fast w "not so fast" local w out of towner.
    Keep swimming :)
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • ChickenOSeaChickenOSea Charter Member
    dc_in_sf said:

    I may or may not swim depending on how much winter swimming I get in, but I will offer up my spare room/office (with inflatable queen mattress) to visiting swimmer(s). Couch also possible. I am a 20 minute walk from Aquatic Park.

    I'll have one day to acclimate! Hopefully my teammates will be slow :)
  • We are up to SIX teams.. If you need a team... we can find you a space.
    PM or email me.
    Thank you everyone for your interest.
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • In this gap between Christmas and NY, if you are thinking of joining, helping or need some additional information, please don't hesitate to email, PM , inbox or carrier pigeon me.
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    Question for Suzie:

    Is this a competition, in any form? Not that I think it should or shouldn't be, it will be fun either way...

    But I just got a message from someone trying to recruit me for their team, apparently so they would have a better chance of "beating" a certain other team. Which surprised me because I didn't think it was a competition.

    Will you be listing results? In ranked order?

    Just curious.
  • dc_in_sfdc_in_sf San FranciscoMember
    evmo said:

    Question for Suzie:

    Is this a competition, in any form? Not that I think it should or shouldn't be, it will be fun either way...

    But I just got a message from someone trying to recruit me for their team, apparently so they would have a better chance of "beating" a certain other team. Which surprised me because I didn't think it was a competition.

    Will you be listing results? In ranked order?

    Just curious.

    Clearly whichever team swims the fewest laps will be the hard core folk as they will be spending the longest intervals in the water. The cheaters who whip around in 20 minutes or less should be mocked appropriately for their wimpiness :D :D

    (and I am likely to be applauding all participants from the warmth of the club unless I manage drag my own wimpy self back into the bay soon)
    http://notdrowningswimming.com - open water adventures of a very ordinary swimmer
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    dc_in_sf said:

    The cheaters who whip around in 20 minutes or less should be mocked appropriately for their wimpiness :D :D

    ha!

    but is there necessarily a limit of one lap per swimmer?

  • Elaine and I are booking an Alcatraz swim with Gary for the Monday morning after the 24 hour relay swim. There is room for 3 more swimmers. We will have to swim as a pod an stick by the boat. We will swim into Aquatic Park and finish at the SERC. It will cost about $100/swimmer. PM me if you are interested.
  • This is NOT a competition, unless you make it or want it to be one. There is NOT a limit to the # of laps/ loops. ( see your post about the La Tuque swim). I think the 'scenic ' swimmers will be coveted as that means you get more rest.. When I get to a computer I will post my'rules'. :)
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • What we will be doing is checking people off as they round the dock to A)continue another loop or B) tag off for the next swimmer. So, we will be keeping TRACK and by default count...I even have a plan in place if someone doesn't check off in a timely fashion.
    However.. I am not going to have a "winner " per se. If a certain team wants to count how many loops they do.. fine! I am more concerned with making sure everyone swims safely, has a good time, meets new people, share stories and has enough to eat.
    Priorities!
    No limit to the number of loops you do... but if someone "tanks".... they are out.. no more swimming for them.
    I will have a sign up sheet at SERC on NYD......
    Let the madness begin.
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • NOTICE___ If you are planning on participating in any form... swim, kayak, cook... please let me know by Jan 15 2014, either by email, inbox, person or carrier pigeon.
    As always...all are welcome.
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • Bring your 'gently used' goggles. We'll collect and donate.
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • IF you have any questions that you don't see answered previously, please ask them now.
    I want to make sure that the meeting Friday night goes well and quickly and that while I hope I have thought of all contingencies, I am %100 sure there is something I have forgotten and someone else will think of.
    Please ask....
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • ssthomasssthomas Charter Member
    plane tickets booked, hotel booked, and check in the mail. now, just need to count down the days, actually start swimming a little, and figure out how to get my sleeping bag into a carry on! :-)
  • @suziedods just piggy backing off ssthomas comment, I will somehow stuff my own sleeping bag into carry on but I think those of us who are traveling in would likely appreciate locally sourced extra sleeping bags and or blankets that might be voluntarily provided.
  • @lakespray and @ssthomas..... we are working on it! It may not be full fledged sleeping bag and it may have little pink angels or thomas the train on it but we will have cushioning for our tired bods.... ( locally sourced of course, this IS SF)
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • I think we are at capacity. At least for this year. Thanks everyone for thinking this was fun. Lists of teams and jobs coming in about a week. As always, welcome questions.
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • suziedodssuziedods Member
    edited January 13
    We have people coming from Boston, New Jersey,New York, Indiana, Colorado, Seattle New Mexico ( cuz I can't spell Alburquerque) Chicago by way of Australi and the UK as well as San Francisco, Fairfield,Sacratomato,Berkeley , San Jose,and Petaluma.
    I knew they had updated the DSM this year but I don't know what the diagnosis code for this is....
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    Definitely looking forward to many blog reviews of this awesome swim. Hope this gets repeated in other locations with warm(er) water. ;)
  • ChickenOSeaChickenOSea Charter Member
    And one Illinoisian!
  • 55 swimmers!
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • ChickenOSeaChickenOSea Charter Member
    When are most out of towers getting in? My plane lands around noon Friday 7th. Will share a taxi if anyone's willing, or just get the Supershuttle.
  • ssthomasssthomas Charter Member
    The Colorado crew gets in around 10am. We were just planning to take the BART.
  • ChickenOSeaChickenOSea Charter Member
    You can get that from the airport? Maybei try it!
  • The Boston crew (Elaine, her husband Mark, and I) arrive in SF at 12:30pm. We were going to catch the hotel shuttle.
  • ChickenOSeaChickenOSea Charter Member
    A HOTEL!!! Gawd you're posh
  • Amanda, are you just flopping at the SERC Friday night?
  • ChickenOSeaChickenOSea Charter Member
    Nah I'm all set :)
  • Coming up on one week!
    Water temp has JUMPED to 51 so we should all be basking in warmth.
    Have nixed the taco idea but are a go on the pizza and pasta.
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • What are parking options at AP?
  • On our way. ETA 1:00ish
  • Swimmers and crew are assembling for a 9:00am (?) start. It is a rainy day with rain forecast through Sunday. The water is a toasty 51.5 degrees (10.8C). It's going to be a long, fun day.
  • The 1st swimmers of the 9 teams went off at 8:58.
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    pictures?
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • I someone tells me how to post from my iPone I'll get right on it.
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited February 8
    not helpful, niek.

    @gregoc, click the blue icon just below the "Bold" formatting icon in the text box. iPhone should then give you a prompt to upload an image.

    i'll be over at SERC in a few minutes and can help :)
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    edited February 8
    @evmo I don't know if he has an iCloud, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc., etc. account. Also how resourceful he's with computers.
    My link has solutions for every account type.

    Now please explain why that link wasn't helpful.
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    Niek, because the question was about uploading images specifically to the Forum.
  • gregocgregoc Member
    edited February 8
    Got it. Thanks Evan.
    image
  • Whoops. Maybe not.
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    edited February 8
    Those images first have to get stored from his iPhone to somewhere on the web or his computer. From there you can upload them to the forum.
    Or is it possible to upload directly from the iPhone to the forum?
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    edited February 8
    @gregos the link you get after uploading to the forum has to be edited.
    Change [img alt="image" title="image"] in [img]
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    Fixed it. There's a slight bug in the code output but easily fixed
  • gregocgregoc Member
    edited February 8

    These are a group of hardcore cold water swimmers. Too many to even name drop, but I am honored to be part of it. I have one more turn before it gets wicked dark.
  • gregocgregoc Member
    edited February 8
    Next round for me will be in the dark.
  • You really don't need to be afraid of the dark. It's the things in the dark you need to worry about...
    Stay warm. :-)
  • I love swimming in the dark, but this swim is unescorted and the markers are not lit. The lights of the city are beautiful though.
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