A 1.25 mile swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park in the Bay of San Francisco. This is a challenging, cold-water swim and we recommend all participants to train sufficiently in advance.
Water World Swim of San Francisco, the experts of The Bay, can give you the right advice, support and coaching for this swim. Refer to our web site for information about Alcatraz Swim Clinics and Training Camps: www.WaterWorldSwim.com
Please Note: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes. If you need the advise, support and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim, the San Francisco Bay swimming experts, can help.
Late Fees after 12/31/2013 $185.00
Distances: 1.5 Mile swim
$125.00 (WWS Team Members- (Minimum 3 per Team) Only overall registered team times will be posted - After 12/31/13 $155.00
$ 65.00 (Spectators | minors under 7 yrs old free ) Capacity: Registration is limited to 400
Minimum age for participants is 14 years old. Any participant under 18 years old, must be registered by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must present at least two weeks in advance probe of their minor long distance swimming abilities, and this letter or document must be signed by a certified coach or lifeguard.
A letter from a parent or guardian, stating their knowledge of the risks of swimming in open water among a large group of competitive swimmers.
Must sign a waiver and present a copy of health insurance.
CHECK IN and Late Registrations- Registration on Check-in day ONLY IF spaces are available: $200.00
FRIDAY September 27th - From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - 2 Briefings (Highly recommended to attend these briefings)
Sports Basement is housed in the old Presidio Commissary building and carries just about everything you need for hiking, biking, running, skiing, camping and all things outdoors. They have a huge selection of popular, name brands at 30-60% below retail. Sports Basement will be providing snacks and a 10% discount for all attendees. (10% will be donated by Sports Basement to our charity organizations)
Event details and schedule
Saturday - Swim Day September 27th.
7:00-7:45 a.m.:Check-in and body marking.
After check-in, you will have your swim number written on your hand or arm by a volunteer. Let the volunteer know if you will be wearing a wetsuit or not. If you are wearing wetsuit, the number will be on your hand. If you are not wearing wetsuit, the number will be on your upper arm.
7:45 a.m.: FINAL Briefing
7:50 a.m: National Anthem
8:00 a.m.: Swimmers will walk to Pier 39 1/2 to board the Red and White Ferry that will take them to
Alcatraz (10 minutes walk).
8:20 a.m. : All swimmers on board of Ferry
8:45 a.m. : After clearance is given from the Coast Guard, swimmers will jump in the water and swim
to the start line to begin the swim.
Estimated arrival time of swimmers.
Passengers and spectators will come back approximately Passengers:
9:00 a.m. at Pier 39 1/2.
Swimmers : 9:30 a.m. at Aquatic Park
9:30 a.m. : Swim course is closed
10:30 a.m.:Awards Ceremony