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FitSugar: Jothy Rosenberg’s tips for surviving Sharkfest

Posted Jun 11 2010 4:54am

FitSugar “Healthy Happy You” at posted an article yesterday after asking me for tips to “survive” the Alcatraz Sharkfest swim based on 17 years of experience doing it.

The name for the open-water swim  Sharkfest is equal parts intriguing and intimidating. The one-and-a-half-mile swim starts on the famous prison island in the middle of San Francisco Bay and ends in Aquatic Park on the city’s north side. I spoke with  Jonathan (aka Jothy) Rosenberg the afternoon before this year’s swim. Jothy has participated in the event since it began 18 years ago, making him an expert in my opinion. I asked him to share some tips for those of us landlubbers interested in tackling open-water distance swims.

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