This SF Bay open water swim is the 7th annual fundraising event to benefit the youth USA swim team ("Sailfish") program in the City of Richmond, based at the historic Richmond Plunge. Proceeds used for coaching, equipment, pool fees and swimming scholarships for inner-city youth throughout Richmond. Event held at Keller Beach, Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in cooperation with East Bay Regional Park District who will provide water safety and lifeguard services. Includes open water swim competition for USA-Swimming youth(ages 6 to 18) and adult Masters swimmers (18 and over), at 1/2, 1 and 2 mile distances. Races run concurrently - take your pick! Expected water temp 62-66 degrees. Start and finish on a sandy beach with sweeping views of SF, Golden Gate, Angel Island, Mt. Tam and more! Great spectator opportunities. Lively race announcer! Hot shower on the beach! Free parking. Post-race picnic at the park, or check out shops and restaurants in Point Richmond historic district, 5-minute walk from the beach. This is the last event of the 2016 Pacific Masters open water swim season. One event registration available for participants not currently registered with US Masters Swimming; see event website for details.
Event details and schedule
Swimmer Check-in: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Pre-race Instructions: 9:00 - 9:15 am
1/2, 1 and 2-mile swims: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Refreshments & Awards: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
See Richmond Swims website for complete event information: http://www.richmondswims.org