Photo shows Tom Linthicum of the South End Rowing Club hydrating during one of his training swims in the cold San Francisco Bay.
Tom, who swam across Lake Tahoe in 2006 in 16.5 hours (see video below), is now training for his second attempt of the 33.7K (21-mile) lake located high in the mountains between the states of California and Nevada.
In July, Tom will repeat the feat as an awareness and fundraising event in honor of his two daughters who are living with hydrocephalus and the estimated 1 million other people of all ages in the United States.
Photo provided by Sir El Sharko aka Chris Blakeslee.
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