The Comfort of Cold

Sara Newens | 2009 | 4 min.

2012 Official Selection

Perched along a marina that faces the Golden Gate Bridge, the Dolphin Club is home to hundreds of locals who brave the sharp, cold waters of the San Francisco Bay. This is a second home to many, including Joe Illick, a 74-year old member who embarks on a daily mile swim into temperatures as low as 48 degrees. This cold-water ritual is not only revitalizing, but also a satisfying creative outlet for Joe to continue exploring an active, imaginative lifestyle.