Looking for weekday evening open water swim buddies

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  • Hi! I'm new to the group and joined hoping to meet people to open water swim with. So far I've mostly been a lap swimmer, doing[masked] yds once or twice a week, but a friend took me to aquatic park last week and we did about half a mile in the ocean, so I'm not very experienced but I am very enthusiastic about trying it some more. I'm free most evenings after 6, and would like to try the redwood shores or foster city lagoons, or coyote point.

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  • Jo

    I am a dreadfully slow swimmer but would like to start trying to get into some OW swims midweek. I have a regular commitment on Wed evenings, but am often free on other evenings. I live in the city so Aquatic Park would suit me down to the ground, but am interested to try those other locations.

    April 11

  • Svetlana

    I would like to do OW swimming and looking for the buddies on the Peninsula.

    March 14

  • Courtney

    Hello all! I'm fairly new to the sport of Triathlon and would love to meet up with some fellow athletes for some open water swims after work or on the weekends. I live here on the peninsula and it would be great have a local spot (rather than drive up to SF) to get my open water mileage in. :)

    March 11

    • Courtney

      Oh yikes! Hopefully it's only some bruises and no broken bones! Wishing you a speedy recovery! Thank you. :)

      March 11

    • Cleo M.

      Hope you heal fast! Sorry to hear about the crash. Mondays and Wednesdays are my only days I can do the lagoon swims. I'll be ready to start swimming again in about a week or 2. Haven't been in the pool for a while...

      March 11

  • danielkleveros

    Hi guys! I'm new here, moved from Sweden about 5 months ago and haven't done any open water swim in this area at all. Right now I do about 1500m in a pool two times a week but I feel it is time to move out from the pool to open water. It would be nice to join you to have some swim buddies and get som ideas were to actually swim safely in this area :)

    February 21

    • Suzanna

      Welcome! We'll be able to start the evening swims in the Foster City Lagoon again once daylight savings time starts in a couple of weeks.

      February 22

  • Suzanna

    I would also categorize myself as a beginner for open water swimming these days. I've been out of the water for a number of years. Currently swimming 1500 meters 3-4 days a week in the pool. Hopefully some of these swims will be suitable for those of us needing to build our endurance.

    Anyone have opinions on wetsuits/gear?
    Mine is currently too small (ahem), so it looks like I need to acquire new one for swimming.

    May 13

    • MrLister

      Awesome... you are ahead of the game then ! ( I just found out about this about 2 weeks ago ).... :-)

      November 21

    • Suzanna

      The challenge now is to find a good location for evening after work open water swims. Coyote park closes the parking lot at 5 pm after Labour Day and Foster City has informed me that they don't want anyone at Marlin or Gull Park after sunset. Please do let us know if you have any suggested locations. :-)

      November 21

  • Suzanna

    I'm going to have to work late tonight so won't be able to make the Foster City Lagoon swim. I still need to find a way to make this a recurring meetup on the group calendar. I didn't get a chance to add tonight's swim. Ed, Cleo,Michelle - if you meetup and swim tonight, please post a comment to let us know about the wind and water conditions. Thanks.

    July 29

  • Suzanna

    I've added the July 22nd Foster City Open Water Swim as a suggested meetup. Does anyone know how to setup a recurring meetup on this site?

    July 21

  • Suzanna

    Is anyone interested in a Tuesday evening Foster City swim tomorrow evening, July 8th?

    Should I put one on the calendar?

    July 7

    • Cleo M.

      Yes I'll be there tonight. Hoping people will show up

      July 8

    • Suzanna

      I'm on my way. Hopefully traffic won't be too bad.

      July 8

  • Cleo M.

    Yes, I'm free and want to swim

    July 7

  • Denise

    I'm interested, but my evenings are limited right now. I'd love to add Tuesday evenings, if anyone is available. I'm in South San Francisco, but work in Redwood City. I'm supposed to be working toward an Alcatraz swim in September, but I'm reluctant to get into the bay alone.

    May 21

    • Lucy

      Hi Denise. There's a suggested meet-up for next tuesday at gull park in foster city. Hope you can make it.

      May 21

    • Denise

      I would love to, but I can't this week. The following week would be great, though. After school lets out.

      May 21

  • Harold

    I'm interested in joining going forward. Am traveling next week though. Have never swam in the lagoons. How's the water?

    May 17

  • Suzanna

    The Meetup site currently shows Lucy and I as the only two coming to the Tuesday Evening Redwood Shores swim on May 20th at 6:15.
    http://www.meetup.com/Peninsula-Tri-ers/#suggested

    We need another group member to RSVP before it this event will show up on the regular calendar.
    Anyone else coming? If so, please be kind enough to RSVP.

    May 15

  • Cleo M.

    I'm starting to train for an Alcatraz crossing in September, so I'm down for any open water swims. I've been swimming 2-3x a week doing about[masked] yards. Definitely want swimming buddies as I'm not super comfortable in open water.

    May 12

    • Suzanna

      Are you doing a private crossing or targeting the Alcatraz Invitational from the South Bay Rowing Club?

      May 13

    • Cleo M.

      I'm going to sign up for the private crossing with Water World Swim

      May 13

  • Suzanna

    btw, I work in Palo Alto. Later swims in the Redwood Shores / Foster City work better for me than earlier ones. I'll adjust as needed but just wanted to mention. :)

    May 13

  • Lucy

    Great! I'll create an event for next tuesday evening. Hope to see some of you there.

    May 13

  • Scot

    Would love to join. I need lots of work!

    May 12

  • David

    Im a beginner and looking to get stronger at swimming, if anyone else is at that level and wants to train shoot me a message. I'm in downtown san jose area.

    May 12

  • tekster

    I'm eager to test out a new wetsuit... hoping it "doesn't shrink" while I'm taking it easy over the next few weeks. I'm also in foster city. hopefully we can get some people to join us? I'm very new to open water swimming, but would love to come out Mon, Tue or Friday evenings. Am I correct in the belief that hot days cause algae blooms?

    May 12

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  • Sandra M.

    Hi, swimming is my passion and I am looking forward to Thursday swims. I typically have to be at... more

  • Chetan T.

    New to the sport. Training for a half Iron Man this year.

  • Denise

    I'm new to open water swimming and have been looking for swim buddies

  • Cleo M.

    Working towards 4 races this summer: 1 tri, one long OWS, the Camp Pendelton 10-K mud run and a... more

  • Suzanna
    Co-Organizer

    I'm want to return to open water swimming and am looking for a local pod to swim with.

  • erica l.

    hello! im an active, energetic young professional living in san mateo!

  • Lucy

    I like open water swimming.

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