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Looking for weekday evening open water swim buddies

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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  • ed changed the date and time to Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    July 8, 2015

  • ed changed the location to Gull Park

    July 8, 2015

  • Lawrence L.

    Yup im going wednesdays at 6pm see you there

    July 7, 2015

  • Aileen

    Hi! Is anyone swimming Gull Park this Wednesday 7/8? I have my first tri in a month and have yet to do the open water swim! I'm going to get out there hopefully by 6 but coming up from Sunnyvale.

    July 6, 2015

  • Lawrence L.

    Hi Ed, thanks for the info I have emailed Ann and am waiting for a response.

    June 29, 2015

  • ed

    Lawrence,
    I see that the Alcatraz Challenge is $160 + $9 Fee. you can register now.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-alcatraz-challenge-aquathlon-swim-aug-registration-14586890783?team_reg_type=individual


    Here is Anne's contact info. Ask her for a promo code.

    Ann McElyea
    Customer Service Director
    Tri-California Events[masked]-[masked] fax
    [masked]


    -ed

    1 · June 29, 2015

  • Dylan T.

    Hi everyone! I do most of my swimming on Saturday or Sunday mornings at Coyote Point. I'm not fast, and I'm not training for a tri -- I just like to swim in the water. Usually about half a mile. But I've never swum at Gull Park -- is it cold? Warmer than Coyote Point? Do you wear a wetsuit when you swim there?

    June 4, 2015

    • Denise

      I wear my wetsuit at Gull Park. I probably don't need it, but I try to get used to swimming in it for colder water.

      June 5, 2015

    • Lucy

      Yes, warmer than coyote point. I do not wear a wetsuit. Some people do.

      June 5, 2015

  • Elia

    I'm looking to do more open water swims too, but the time of 6 pm at Gull park is too early for me. I'm coming from Mountain View and traffic is ugly to get there. Is there any place closer or could the time frame be pushed to later?

    May 4, 2015

    • Elia

      I'm swimming the Alcatraz Challenge at end of June so got to get more serious about open water.

      May 4, 2015

    • Suzanna

      The Alcatraz crossing is a beautiful swim!

      1 · May 4, 2015

  • Cleo M.

    Yes, I want to swim Wednesday. Started an event but it won't show to the group until 2 people RSVP. How do we turn this feature off? I plan on doing Gull park at 6p Wednesday.

    May 4, 2015

    • Cleo M.

      thanks! how are you doing? well enough to swim yet?

      May 4, 2015

    • Suzanna

      Well enough to swim but not well enough to drive freeways yet. The acupuncture is helping with the residual double vision so hopefully I'll be able to join you in a couple weeks. I'm so envious and happy to know the swims are happening. :-)

      May 4, 2015

  • Julie

    Anybody swimming this week?

    May 3, 2015

  • 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, 2015

  • Svetlana

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

    March 14, 2015

  • 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, 2015

    • Courtney

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

      March 11, 2015

    • 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, 2015

  • 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, 2015

    • 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, 2015

  • 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, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

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

      November 21, 2014

    • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • Suzanna

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

    Should I put one on the calendar?

    July 7, 2014

    • Cleo M.

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

      July 8, 2014

    • Suzanna

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

      July 8, 2014

  • Cleo M.

    Yes, I'm free and want to swim

    July 7, 2014

  • 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, 2014

    • 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, 2014

    • Denise

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

      May 21, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

    • Suzanna

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

      May 13, 2014

    • Cleo M.

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

      May 13, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • Lucy

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

    May 13, 2014

  • Scot

    Would love to join. I need lots of work!

    May 12, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

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