The Dolphin Club at Aquatic Park in San Francisco. Established in 1877 by John Wieland and his brothers, along with the Kehrlein brothers, all immigrants from Germany.
Views from the club's main room - looking out to Aquatic Park.
Hazel Langenour becomes the first woman to swim the Golden Gate in 1911. In 1915 the concept for Aquatic Park was approved by the city of San Francisco.
Moored at the north end of Hyde Street Pier is a square rig sailing ship called Balclutha (1886). She is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Enjoying the lounge with views of the bay, a bar and a TV.
After a swim in aquatic park, turn on the TV and watch a soccer match.
The Flag! A landmark known to all who swim in AP.
Swimming in autumn in San Francisco Bay with water temps at 59 degrees.
Balclutha! She is the only square rigged ship left in the San Francisco Bay. It's said Balclutha rounded Cape Horn 17 times in 13 years while carrying goods such as wine, oil, timber, and grain.
At high tide we'll swim up to her and play on her mooring lines. She is a beautiful ship with lots of history.
Swimming in salt water makes everyone happy. The cold water mixed with salt clears the mind of all problems and leaves a feeling of pure bliss and joy.
"The Jacuzzi" at the end of the Muni Pier and the opening to the Bay. The quality of light under the pier is beautiful and a common swim destination.
"The Jacuzzi" at the end of the pier. Check out the other landmarks in Aquatic Park. Aquatic Park Landmarks
A place to sit and enjoy the flowers and veggies
I don't have much information about this person, but he is responsible for the 'il giardino de Cecco' at Dolphin Club. His photos is weathered from the saltwater and time, but you can still see a very charming smile.
Two lovely labs frolic in the sand in the garden as their master pulls weeds and tends to the veggies. It's a very communal club and everyone volunteers their time to keep the club looking fresh.
In 1976 women are allowed to join both the Dolphin Club and the South End Rowing Club.
While reading about the club, I found this interesting tidbit of information on their website, "1967 - Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Evans swims from the Farallon Islands to Point Bolinas (20 miles north of San Francisco), becoming the first and only person to achieve this feat."
The boathouses at the Dolphin Club
The boathouses for rowboats, kayaks, and SUP's.
Tuesday night sunset on the club - view from the deck
View from the deck of the Dolphin Club
The Dolphin Club
After working on the boats, communal dinner with members. One thing we all have in common, addiction to swimming in our beautiful Bay.