Zina Deretsky, Swimmer And Postcard Painter
Courtesy of WOWSA, San Francisco Bay, California.
“I’m definitely no powerhouse swimmer. I just love to be out there, and I’m trying to extend the distances I swim bit by bit. I love all the different conditions, colors, panoramas, landscapes and marine life we get to see out there.”
“No two swims out there are ever alike! The reason I keep coming back for more is the adventure. [By swimming in it,] I’ve learned more about San Francisco Bay in this last year than I knew about it in the 20 before that.”
The digital painting above was inspired by her sunset swims. “Days had started to get really short and my group of friends was frequently swimming past sunset at the cove in Aquatic Park. My friend Greg, without the wetsuit, has a glow-stick tucked into his goggle straps.”
Thank you for lighting up the sport.
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