Alcatraz Classic for the Fastest

For the first time, Alcatraz is offered for swimmers that have crossed many times from Alcatraz to San Francisco or for the fast and experienced open water swimmer training to swim Alcatraz in style for the first time. This 1.25 mile swim and smaller event will become a favorite among the fastest, or the first timer who wants to test their swimming endurance. Limited to 45 swimmers, and medals and certificates will be given to all participants.

Competitors will begin the race at Alcatraz Island and finish at the beach at the St. Francis Yacht Club. Swimmers are selected to participate based on previous experience, speed, and bravery. Interested swimmers are encouraged to submit a small swim bio to us for review. The race organizers will review all bios and make the proper training recommendation to some. If interested, please include your past open water swimming experience, your open water 1-mile time or any other information that you feel may be important for the organizers to consider. This race fills up fast!

At A Glance

Alcatraz Classic

  • MAY 23, 2015
  • 5th Annual Event
  • Maximum of 35 swimmers
  • 1.25 mi swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park
  • $199 non-members;

    $140 members

  • A classic Alcatraz swim for experienced and fast open water swimmers looking to make their first crossing in a competitive environment
  • Registration deadline is May 9, 2015


Results and participants

Alcatraz Classic 2014

PLACE WETSUIT NAME CITY STATE AGE SEX TIME
1 NO HUNTER WRIGHT REDDING CA 17 M 26:17
2 YES SIMA ARFANIA SAN MATEO CA 14 F 27:23
3 YES VINCE GRIMALDI SANTA CRUZ CA 48 M 29:50
4 YES DAN MOSHER KENTFIELD CA 41 M 32:02
5 YES GREGORY DING PALO ALTO CA 55 M 34:55
6 YES LORAN KERRIGAN COLBERT WA 32 F 35:59
7 NO LYNTON MORTENSEN BROOKFIELD BRISBANE 49 M 36:14
8 NO FRED MINCHER BURLINGAME CA 44 M 40:54
9 YES ANTONIA LASSO PALO ALTO CA 15 F 54:35

Alcatraz Classic 2012

PLACE NO NAME TIME SEX DIV REPOS
1 11 HUNTER WRIGHT 31:23:00 M S
2 2 BIER BENNETT 34:55:00 M WS
3 19 SCOTT WILLIAMS 42:48:00 M WS
4 7 GWEN CUNNINGHAM 46:05:00 F WS
5 10 PETER HOSSICK 46:31:00 M WS
6 9 ERIKA GIEBE 47:25:00 F WS
7 16 STEVE TILLMAN 48:13:00 M WS
8 14 BRETT ROCINE 50:16:00 M S
9 18 BRYONNE WILLIAMS 51:23:00 F WS
10 17 ERIC TOMPKINS 51:40:00 M WS
11 1 BILL BELLM 54:55:00 M WS RP
12 23 REINA GARCIA 1:00:00 F WS RP
13 5 IAN CAMERON 1:01:00 M WS RP
14 6 RICK CHANG 1:01:00 M WS RP
15 13 SHARMISA MARTIN 1:01:00 F WS RP
16 20 GEORGE HICKS 1:01:00 M WS RP
17 4 GEOFFREY BOYCE 1:03:00 M WS
18 21 DAVID GARLANT 1:03:00 M S
19 15 THOMAS HOFFMAN 1:04:00 M WS
20 12 JASON MANALAC 1:10:00 M WS
21 8 DIANNE SANDMAN F WS
22 22 GIO GARCIA M WS
23 24 DANNY GARCIA M WS

Alcatraz Classic 2011

NAME CITY AGE SEX DIV TIME
CESAR DIAZ WALNUT CREEK CA 17 M SKIN 29:44.0
TOMMY DEL FAVERO PALMDALE CA 28 M WETSUIT 29:51.9
DONALD FOSTER PALOS VERDES ESTATES CA 19 M WETSUIT 31:16.4
MIKE LOCKWOOD UNION CITY CA 39 M WETSUIT 31:26.1
HUNTER WRIGHT REDDING CA 14 M WETSUIT 31:55.3
DAVID KIRK MARINA CA 43 M WETSUIT 32:56.6
ANNE GOLEMBESKI WILMETTE IL 21 F WETSUIT 32:58.1
ARNOLD MAISH SEATTLE WA 34 M WETSUIT 32:58.4
DAVID MORETZ SAN FRANCISCO CA 39 M SKIN 33:11.4
MIKE MITCHELL LAGUNA NIGUEL CA 55 M SKIN 33:21.4
DIXON HOLLAND GREENSBORO NC 17 M WETSUIT 33:32.7
GRETCHEN PEN SAN FRANCISCO CA 33 F WETSUIT 33:51.4
KIRK MCKINNEY PACIFICA CA 46 M SKIN 34:18.7
BECK JURASIUS WALNUT CREEK CA 10 M WETSUIT 35:06.6
JOE INCH MONTE SERENO CA 37 M WETSUIT 35:18.1
BILL GROOM RED BLUFF CA 47 M WETSUIT 35:58.6
ANDREW MCLAUGHLIN FRESNO CA 38 M WETSUIT 36:09.4
GLYN COLLINS SYDNEY NSW 49 M WETSUIT 36:24.6
TSAFI LEV WEST HILLS CA 0 M WETSUIT 36:27.6
DAN LISTER SAN RAMON CA 51 M SKIN 37:24.5
CIARAN MACKEY SAN FRANCISCO CA 26 M WETSUIT 37:27.6
PETAR HOSSICK BEND OR 41 M WETSUIT 37:28.4
JAMES O’CONNOR WEXFROD IRL 41 M SKIN 37:39.3
ROBERT STOLL MONTECITO CA 36 M WETSUIT 37:44.7
CHRIS PANKEY OAKLAND CA 57 M SKIN 37:45.4
MARK O’SULLIVAN RED BLUFF CA 48 M WETSUIT 38:03.1
MATTHEW BERLER SAN FRANCISCO CA 50 M WETSUIT 38:05.1
PATRICK O’MALLEY DALY SAN FRANCISCO CA 45 M WETSUIT 38:09.8
DAN MORRISON DUBLIN CA 45 M SKIN 38:18.4
MARK HOWE THAMES DITTON 52 M WETSUIT 38:19.4
CASEY KAMINSKYJ SIDNEY VIC 0 F WETSUIT 38:26.7
STEVE TILLMANN ATASCADERO CA 52 M WETSUIT 38:26.9
RICARDO FIGUEIROA MONTEIRO SAN FRANCISCO CA 30 M WETSUIT 38:29.1
GARY WORKMAN CUPERTINO CA 48 M SKIN 38:31.6
KATHRYN LITZENBERGER WALNUT CREEK CA 34 F WETSUIT 38:52.4
JENNIFER EBEL DENVER CO 27 F WETSUIT 39:02.7
ANNA BLACK DENVER CO 28 F WETSUIT 39:03.2
ORLA O’MALLEY DALY SAN FRANCISCO CA 49 F WETSUIT 39:30.9
ENDA SINNOTT WEXFORD 29 M WETSUIT 39:36.3
SEELOONG YOUNG LANCASTER CA 26 F WETSUIT 40:32.1
SEAN JOY SAN FRANCISCO CA 33 M SKIN 40:47.6
JASON FRITSCHI WALNUT CREEK CA 34 M WETSUIT 40:48.9
CHRISTIAN BOULLON SAN FRANCISCO CA 30 M WETSUIT 40:51.8
CATHERINE KELLER UKIAH CA 48 F WETSUIT 40:59.6
ALAN RATLIFF SAN FRANCISCO CA 45 M WETSUIT 41:33.3
KIMBERLY EBEL KANSAS CITY MO 24 F WETSUIT 42:01.7
ALEXANDER MILHOUS COLORADO SPRINGS CO 22 M WETSUIT 42:05.7
KELLY MILBURN VALLEJO CA 49 F WETSUIT 42:32.4
DAVID CARLEY CROSSABEG 39 M WETSUIT 42:35.2
MIKE TIMPERIO LANCASTER CA CA 37 M SKIN 42:41.5
JOY HOLLENBACK BERKELEY CA 38 F SKIN 42:53.7
NATALIE LUI SAN FRANCISCO CA 30 F WETSUIT 42:56.5
ROBYN SCRAFFORD DENVER CO 31 F WETSUIT 43:00.9
ALTAY SENDIL MENLO PARK CA 34 M WETSUIT 43:07.4
BRENDAN RYAN BENDIGO VIC 51 M SKIN 43:29.5
COLIN WILSON WEXFORD 39 M WETSUIT 43:52.0
KRISTIN PORTER BOISE ID 47 F WETSUIT 43:57.5
BRIAN AYASH SAN FRANCISCO CA 40 M WETSUIT 44:38.9
KAREN MONTGOMERY LARKSPUR CA 40 F WETSUIT 45:38.2
MEGAN OLIVER THOMPSON SAN FRANCISCO CA 36 F WETSUIT 45:40.2
SHEILA O’CONNOR WEXFORD IRL 40 F WETSUIT 45:43.5
GINA SEALEY SMYRNA GA 44 F WETSUIT 45:49.6
PHILIP SKARLANIC FREMONT CA 30 M WETSUIT 45:52.7
J MANGUM FARMINGTON NM 40 M WETSUIT 46:02.4
GAY-LYNN TANGDIT CENTENNIAL CO 42 F WETSUIT 46:02.5
PATRICK WHITNEY WEXFORD 60 M WETSUIT 46:05.5
MATTHEW GRENBY LAFAYETTE CA 40 M WETSUIT 46:06.9
SANDRA GOLDSMITH WEXFORD 33 F WETSUIT 46:16.8
LARA URANO AURORA CO 41 F SKIN 46:46.8
RICHARD BRIDGES WEXFORD 49 M WETSUIT 47:02.9
DENISE UNDERWOOD WEXFORD 32 F WETSUIT 47:23.0
ERIC TITUS SAINT HELENA CA 52 M SKIN 47:30.6
DUANE FRANKS M WETSUIT 47:36.5
ROBERT REYBURN BRENTWOOD CA 40 M WETSUIT 48:03.0
TAMMY ZITELLO CHAMBLEE GA 49 F WETSUIT 48:20.2
RON LANA M WETSUIT 48:51.9
ERIKA GRAVES AURORA CO 16 F SKIN 49:54.4
SANDY JOHNSON CENTENNIAL CO 50 F WETSUIT 50:04.5
SHEILA GRAVES AURORA CO 44 F SKIN 50:05.5
JASON BROWNE WEXFORD 38 M WETSUIT 50:42.9
CONOR MCCLOREY SAN FRANCISCO CA 49 M WETSUIT 50:52.8
ALAIN DESCOINS CLAYTON CA 49 M WETSUIT 51:11.5
GEORGE MOORHEAD BERKELEY CA 47 M SKIN 51:21.1
SOPHIA DURAN CONCORD CA 39 F WETSUIT 52:07.3
PATRICK O’MAHONEY WEXFORD 55 M WETSUIT 54:03.5
EAMONN SINNOTT WEXFORD 27 M WETSUIT 58:53.0
DAVID RUMMELL SAN JOSE CA 61 M WETSUIT 1:00:03.0