2018 Gashouse Cove Fun Swim

May 27, 2018

This fun swim did not record times, and the arm numbers were captured only to insure that everyone who started, had finished, so the order of finish is not sufficiently reliable to be published.  All swimmers, though, received a qualifying swim toward the Golden Gate and Alcatraz swims.

Strong flood currents contributed to the fun, and two test swimmers had seal contact adventures (bumps, grabs, no broken skin).


Andrea Allen, Dean Badessa, Bill Burke, Bob Cable, Steve Carlson, Hubert Chaperon, Janine Corcoran, Ken Coren, Eileen David, Tim Dumm, Carlin Eng, Cyrus Foster, Stuart Gannes, Joe Gannon, John Henderson, Nancy Hornor, John Hornor, Carolyn Hui, Brian Johnson, Margaret Keenan, Terry Keenan, Timothy Kreutzen, Morgan Kulla, Susan Lauritzen, John Lennox, Linda Mahnken, Bri McCarthy, Heather McClure, Kent  Myers, Tom Neill, Keith Nelson, Peter Neubauer, Lorna Newlin, David Nosrati, Donald Osborne, Will Powning, Marie Sayles, Stephen Schatz, Ian Schmidt, Margo Snyder, Joseph  Spallone, Andy Stone, Arnie Thompson, Michael Tschantz-Hahn, Zachary  Walton, John Wilde, Crissa Williams, Paul Wolf, Rebecca Wolski, Janice Wood


Michael Barber, Eduardo Barranco, Holly Baskin, Jon Bielinski, John Blackman, Talia Brinton, Charlie Cross, Jim Frew, Lewis Haidt, Mark Harrold, David Haskel, Reuben Hechanova, Terry Horn, Brian Kiernan, Aniko Kurczinak, Mickey Lavelle, Charmaine Leonard, Doug Lowney, Thomas McCall, David Nettell, Joseph Omran, Denise Sauerteig, Ryan Utsumi, Diane Walton, David Zovickian


Nancy Booth, Steve Carlson, Dorothee Chabas, Hubert Chaperon, Cyrus Foster, Joe Gannon, Susan Garfield, Terry Keenan, Margaret Keenan, Daniel Kreider, Timothy Kreutzen, Athena Kyle, John Lennox, Linda Mahnken, Bri McCarthy, Heather McClure, Rudeen Monte, Kent  Myers, Polly Rose, Margo Snyder, Joseph Spallone, Andy Stone, Michael Tschantz-Hahn, Cheryl Wallace, Kathryn Werhane, Paul Wolf

Test swim:

Holly Baskin, Andrew Cassidy, Gretchen Coffman, Denise Sauerteig, Stephen Schatz, Jennifer Sturgill, Ryan Utsumi, Barry Baskin, John Blackman, Bob Cable, Janine Corcoran, Adam Eilath, Jim Frew, Reuben Hechanova, Terry Horn, Aniko Kurczinak, Joseph Omran, Kathleen Sheridan

Special Thanks to:

Talia Brinton, for piloting and serving as the medical technician for the swim

Kristin Rowe, John Rowe, non-members, who helped in the Galley

2018 Bay Bridge Swim Results

May 20, 2018

Because the wind was gusting up to 31 mph, the swim from the Bay Bridge was changed to a Cove Star: from the beach to the repair; repair to the flag; flag to the opening; opening to the goal posts; and back to the beach.  Roles changed, but credit was given to those who got up so early to participate, but whose services were not actually needed.  All swimmers were credited with a qualified out-of-cove swim.

While places were recorded to insure that the same number of swimmers came out of the water as went in, times were not captured.  Since some swimmers did not do the entire star, places were deemed unreliable, so the swimmers are listed in alphabetical order.  Fewer pilots were needed than the usual out-of-cove ratio.

Many thanks to Amanda Ernzer, who had volunteered to be the medical personnel for the swim but was able to swim once the event had been changed.


Lindzy Bivings, Catherine Breed, Laura Burtch-Zovickian, Bob Cable, Steve Carlson, Hubert Chaperon, Gretchen Coffman, Peter Cullinan, Kathleen Duffy, Tim Dumm, Amanda Ernzer, Cyrus Foster, John Gibbon, Patrick Grady, Alexander Groeneveld, Lewis Haidt, Mark Harrold, Alexander Housser, Mickey Lavelle, David McGuire, Marcy Michael, Tom Neill, Hal Offen, Robin Rome, Gina Rus, Marton Siklos, Joseph  Spallone, Andy Stone, Matt Stromberg, Michael Tschantz-Hahn, Chris Wagner, Kevin Whalen, John Wilde, Rebecca Wolski


Bradford Adams, Marcus Auerbuch, Jon Bielinski, Brian Kiernan


Bob Cable, Steve Carlson, Hubert Chaperon, Adam Eilath, Amanda Ernzer, Cyrus Foster, Patrick Grady, Alexander Groeneveld, Larry Heine, John Hornor, Alexander Housser, Tom Hunt, Susan Laurtizen, Mickey Lavelle, Jacqueline McEvoy,Jacqueline Merovich, Marcy Michael, Peter Neubauer, Daragh Powers, Neal Powers, Jason Prodoehl, Polly Rose, Marie Sayles, Eric Shupert, Joseph  Spallone, Andy Stone, Matt Stromberg, John Wilde, Rebecca Wolski

Test swim:

Andrew Cassidy, Janine Corcoran, Peter Cullinan, Keira Koss-Baker, Aniko Kurczinak, Hal Offen, Barry Baskin, Holly Baskin, John Blackman, Jim Frew, Reuben Hechanova, Terry Horn, Wiktor Jakubiuk, Brian Kiernan, Thomas McCall, David Nettell, Ryan Utsumi

Bay Bridge Swim – Sunday May 20

Sign-up sheets have been posted for the Bay Bridge Swim, Sunday, May 20, 2018.  The length of the swim is approximately 3 miles.  We will be swimming with the ebb.

Here’s the timing:

Sign in              5:15 am- 6:00     BOAT FEE $20
Pilot briefing     6:00 – leave dock by 6:30
Swim briefing   6:15
Walk to boat     6:30 – swimmers’ boat leaves dock by 7:00
Jump                7:30

We always have HELP opportunities – You will need 3 helps to qualify for the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Swims, so get started on yours early!

We will need help at the following posts (Please contact these people directly):

Clothes Wranglers:  3 needed; the more the merrier.  BONUS:  You will get to park in the DC stall.                                                                            terryhorn@sbcglobal.net

Check-in: Eric Shupert                    eps307@hotmail.com

Timing:  Polly Rose                     pollyrose1612@gmail.com

Galley:  John Horner                      hornor.01@gmail.com

Clean Up:  Neal Powers                 nipowerssf@gmail.com

If this is your first swim of the year, the check-in desk will collect the annual $50 swim fee from you.  If this is your first 2018 swim AND your USMS membership is listed with a club other than the Dolphin Club, please bring a copy of your USMS card.

REMINDER: the Coghlan Beach swim, scheduled for May 12 has been postponed to June 24.


2018 John Nogue Swim for Science Pier 15 Results

May 6, 2018

Our second annual Pier 15 swim, now dedicated to the memory of John Nogue, was graced by the presence of the Nogue women: Emily, his wife, and Sophia and Rebecca, his daughters.  We all enjoyed seeing them, being with them, talking to them, and sharing their time: as well as enjoying the cake they brought, and the drawing for the t-shirts done in John’s honor.  Thanks, Emily, Sophia and Rebecca.  And new records were set for the swim: Catherine set a new women’s record and the overall record, and Adam set a new men’s record.


Marcus Auerbuch, Jon Bielinski, John Blackman, Barry Christian, Cedric Delvaux, Adrian Dyer, Pauline Farmer, Suzanne Heim, Terry Horn, Davis Ja, Margaret Keenan, Brian Kiernan, Aniko Kurczinak, Kate Matthay, Thomas McCall, David Nettell, Hal Offen, Will Powning, Polly Rose, Arnie Thompson, Chris Tschinkel, Ryan Utsumi, Megan Wachs, David Zovickian


Cynthia Barnard, Bill Burke, Robert Colyar, Peter Cullinan, Cyrus Foster, Nancy Friedman, Susan Garfield, Chris Germain, Laura Grubb, Byron Harbour, Tom Hunt, Terry Huwe, Mara Iaconi, Daniel Kreider, Timothy Kreutzen, Daphne Lagios, Bri McCarthy, Heather McClure, Keith Nelson, Emily Nogue, Sophie Nogue, Hal Offen, Anna  Olsen, Gina Rus, Eric Shupert, Margo Snyder, Joseph  Spallone, Michael Tschantz-Hahn, Zachary  Walton

Test swim:

Andrew Cassidy, Peter Cullinan, John Hornor, Nancy Hornor, Aniko Kurczinak, Hal Offen, John Blackman, Catherine Breed, Duke Dahlin, Terry Horn, Brian Kiernan, Charmaine Leonard, Thomas McCall, Tom Neill, Donald Osborne, Sibylle Scholz, Ryan Utsumi

Special Thanks to:

Andrew Shupert, for all his help.

John Nogue Swim for Science Pier 15 Results    
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