33:38, was my time if I remember right. A personal best, but the fast youngsters finished in 22 minutes. The San Francisco Bay was relatively calm as you can see from the picture below. No whitecaps. The water temperature was 51 degrees. Given my training in 46 degree water, this seemed warm to me. From the picture below, two were wearing wet suits and one not. Overall, about 2/3 used wetsuits.
Usually my breathing rate is the limiting factor on swims, so that I don't feel tired when I am done unless it is a very long swim. This time, however, my muscles felt like they had a serious workout. My previous Alcatraz swim times have been from 40 to 50 minutes. A great way to start the year.
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes.