My conference ended at 11am, and my flight from SFO was at 5, so I knew I had to move efficiently to get the maximum time in the water. I took an UBER from the hotel to the Aquatic Park. The UBER driver was really friendly and also disbelieving that I was going to swim in that water!
I went in to the Dolphin Club and paid there $10 fee to use the facilities. Changed in the locker room and was out on the beach in no time!
The water was also VERY murky. I could barely see my hand in front of my face. But the water had barely any taste of salt. That may be because of recent storms.
Swimming in the middle of a city I love was such a pleasure.
I stayed parallel to shore. Swam one loop, got out and checked the time, then swam another. The hot shower and sauna after were great.
And I got to warm up with a family tradition--- Ice Cream at Ghirardelli square! (notice how many spoons they gave me!!)