It's difficult to swim in a group so let's meet up and do our own individual swims according to our own speed and comfort level.
Other facts that may interest you:
The distance of the 4 buoys is 1/6 of a mile. So if you want to swim a full mile you must do 3 laps down and back. I plan to swim a full mile on Sunday morning.
It is usually pretty easy to find street parking early on the weekend mornings. I usually park on Polk Street at a meter.
There are no lockers that I'm aware of so I just leave my cell phone and everything in my car. All I bring is a towel and a bottle of water and hide my car key inside the towel.
You will need a wetsuit for this swim. Even during the summer the temps don't usually get above 60.