June 15, 2021

On June 15, 2021, the Club will reopen fully, 6 am to 6 pm, seven days a week, to its vaccinated members. The schedule will be extended, opening earlier and staying open later, and public access will resume, in the days and weeks ahead.

2020 -2021 Polar Bear Challenge

December 21, 2020 through March 21, 2021 This year’s Polar Bear Challenge was more challenging than usual: DC only partially open – all indoors facilities closed (including showers and saunas); reservations for limited number of slots per week; and if one couldn’t get a slot, their swims were off the …


2020-2021 Penguin Challenge

As a club, we have been presented with many challenges this year and have adapted. Given the additional challenge of swimming through the winter with no sauna or swimming from the bleachers with no hot shower or sauna, I am proposing an adaptation to the Polar Bear Challenge. It will …


Gashouse Cove Swim cancelled

February 8, 2020 This year’s Gashouse Cove swim was cancelled due to high winds and choppy water.  The swim was cancelled only after 15 swimmers had checked in and some of the pilots.   No swim qualifications were awarded, although many who showed up to swim did venture into the …


2019 Thanksgiving Day Cove

November 28, 2019 We had a cold, grey day for a swim, the tail-end of a storm, but the wind had pretty much died down.  Those who swam enjoyed a choice of three courses, though some modified their swims.  As a fun swim, no times, no order of finish was …


Doc Howard Gas House Cove & In-Cove Swim

Sign-up sheets have been posted for the Doc Howard Over 45 Gashouse Cove Swim and the Under 45 Cove Swims on Saturday June 29th.    It’s a late afternoon swim with a BBQ afterwards.  Gashouse Cove is considered a qualifying swim for Alcatraz and Golden Gate.  It’s also a great …