Swimmers take a dip in the SF Bay

January 1, 2009 4:03:38 PM PST
There's nothing like a cool dip in the San Francisco bay to start the new year.

Some hearty souls finished a mile and a quarter swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco.

The one saving grace may have been the water was a few degrees warmer than the morning air.

The fastest swimmer made the swim in just 33 minutes, and then it's off to the showers and a nice warm sauna.