Bay to Breakers Swim

Four amazing Dolphin swimmers successfully completed a 10  mile swim from the Bay Bridge to Ocean Beach sunday:

Joe Marenda, Lisa Newman Wise, Brendan Crow & Peter Bartu. They were fighting 20 knot head winds from Pier 39 to the Gate.  Lead pilot JD got the group safely through the Bay, out the Gate, around Mile Rock, past Seal Rocks and finally into Ocean Beach where the land crew of James Dilworth, Katie Harrington, Diane Walton, Bill,  Charlie Cross and others greeted our cold, tired and exuberant swimmers –  Our jump time was 0620.  Time in the water – about 2 hours 15 minutes.
Thanks to the pilots –  JD Durst, Doug James, Brian Kiernan (motorized) and Bob Cable, Terry Horn, Duke Dahlin, Melissa King, and Marcus Auerbach.
Yahoo group photos here.

Photos below by Bill Burke.  More Photos by Bill Burke

The ground crew: James, Katie and James
Lisa Newman-Wise
Lisa Newman-Wise
Peter Bartu
Tired, cold and happy: Joe Marenda, Lisa Newman-Wise and Brendan Crow

Crissy Field Swim on Monday, May 26, Sign-in opens at 6:30 AM

Our next scheduled Club swim is Crissy Field, a 2.5 mile swim.  Max flood at the Golden Gate is 4.0 knots at 9:58 AM. Enjoy the tide ride!  Sign up sheets for pilots and swimmers are posted in the usual spot. We thought we would try something new this year and have a swim on a national holiday, Monday, May 26.  $10 boat fee for this swim. Club swims require USMS registration and an annual $40 swim fee to the Club.  Remember, to swim Golden Gate or Alcatraz, swimmers need three qualifying out-of-cove swims and two helps.

Sign In: 6:30-7:15

Pilot Briefing: 7:15

Swim Briefing: 7:35

Walk to Boat: 7:50

Jump: 8:30

Running Clinic Wednesday 5/14

Dolphin Club Running Group Meeting and Run Clinic

Date:  Wednesday, May 14th 
Time:  7:00-8:30 pm in the Staib Room 


  • Running Safely & Effectively – Natazha Bernie, DPT
  • Barefoot Running – Bevin Daniels, DPT
  • Detailed Dipsea Trail Course Map – Chris Tschinkel
  • Introduction of DC Running Group – Chris Tschinkel & Natazha Bernie, D.C. Run Co-Commissioners.
We hope you can join us.  The general public is welcome to attend.  
Be well,


Dolphin Log now available for download

Check out the most recent Dolphin Log.

dolphinlog-spring-2014The Spring 2014 issue is all about Lou Marcelli, our beloved commodore, who oversaw the comings and goings of the club for 30 years.

Don’t miss our regular features like the Swim and Row reports, results, and a word from our President.

Download the Spring 2014 Issue now! (PDF, 13mb)


The Wake

Intrepid pilot Dave Zovickian had the guts to capture the wake that that nasty containership threw at us during the Baybridge swim on sunday. “Here’s what I was able to get before I panicked….” was his comment. You can see the container ship pass by and then the wake building. Great photojournalism. Thanks Dave!