The phone rang earlier in the week — Susan Blew asked us if we could fit in a 4-hour training swim this week… We discussed her goals and scheduled a Thursday morning swim. She was fine with us not telling her the course we planned…
What we ended up completing today was the most amazing of swims. This is a very difficult track due to the current and required timing. Susan was determined to complete what we threw at her every step of the way! She never even knew what we were trying to actually accomplish until the very end and never complained once. She remained head down swimming and sighting just as we requested. It was amazing.
This video is a circumnavigation of Angel Island AND Alcatraz Island and the currents need to be just so in order to complete it… The ebb to flood swap also needs to occur at a very particular time — you cannnot miss it either. It all happened today and Susan nailed it. It was awesome.
As far as we’re concenened, this course is now called the ‘Susan Blew Loop’. She not only deserves it because she completely aced it AND she’s quite possibly older than you — so show some respect. 😉 We guarantee you’ll be hard pressed to repeat this one, but if you want to try, let’s go!