Open Water Swimming

Bay Expeditions is equipped for open water swimming. Captain Drohan is an active open water swimmer with experience swimming and planning swims in the San Francisco Bay. Classic Bay Area swims such as Aquatic Park to Alcatraz, The Gate (San Francisco to Marin under the Golden Gate Bridge or vice versa) and China Camp can only be accomplished with proper support, planning and training. Traffic, water temperature, currents, sea life and vessel support are just a few of the considerations critical for safely and enjoyably completing your swim. Bay Expeditions is your definitive asset for planning, training and finishing challenging swims on the San Francisco Bay.

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Swimming is considered by many as one of the best forms of exercise to regularly engage in. Swimming keeps your heart rate up while keeping impact stress off your body. Swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness while helping to maintain a healthy weight, heart and lungs. Swimming tones muscles and builds strength while providing an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming. Proper swimming moves many of your joints through their full range of motion, improving flexibility. Because you are weightless when swimming and because swimming is low-impact, it is an excellent form of exercise while recovering from some injuries. Learning to lap swim AND open water swim means being able to swim in pools, beaches, lakes, dams and rivers. This means you can take swimming with you anywhere you go!