SANTA CRUZ - More than 40 swimmers swam around the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on Saturday during the annual Will Swim For Food event. Participants raised over $45,000 for more than 10 food banks, including Second Harvest Food Bank. Swimmers wore wetsuits or swimsuits in 57 degree water and 45 degree air temperatures under cloudy skies.

A participant checks in before the swim.
A participant checks in before the swim. (Stephen Baxter/Sentinel)



Swimmers pose for a photo as the event gets under way.
Swimmers pose for a photo as the event gets under way. (Stephen Baxter/Sentinel)


Brave souls dash into the water, at 57 degrees, at Cowell Beach.
Brave souls dash into the water, at 57 degrees, at Cowell Beach. (Stephen Baxter/Sentinel)