Alcatraz Swim with the Centurions

On June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin chipped through their cement cell walls, squeezed through a ventilation shaft to get to the roof, climbed down a drain pipe, scaled a 15-foot fence, and entered the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay. They disappeared into the night, wearing only the meager life preservers they made from stolen rain coats, and were never found, seen, or heard from again.

39 years later, on June 11, 2001, Pedro Ordenes and Gary Emich became the first swimmers to successfully “Escape from Alcatraz” 100 times! Since then, becoming a member of the elite “Alcatraz 100 Club” has become THE ambition for many open water swimmers. On September 27th, you’ll have the chance to reach your own goals and share the waters with the experts of the Bay, the Centurions.

This year’s event is to benefit local Breast cancer agencies and the U.S. National Parks Conservancy.

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 advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help. Please check our no-refund policy before registering.


2014 Participants

LAST FIRST WETSUIT CITY STATE CO
ALLEN TOM YES SAN ANSELMO CA US
ALLEN CHARLES YES WESTLAKE VILLAGE CA US
ALPERIN PETER YES SAN FRANCISCO CA US
AYCOCK MIKE NO COLLEYVILLE TX US
BILADEAU CHARLOTTE YES LUTZ FL US
BLANCO CANDIDO YES SAN FRANCISCO CA US
BOOTH WENDY YES LIVERMORE CA US
BOOTH AARON YES LIVERMORE CA US
BRASINGTON ROBERT NO SAN FRANCISCO CA US
BUCKALEW JOHN YES FOLSOM CA US
BYERS SARAH YES BUCKEYE AZ US
CANTRELL LISA YES BUCKEYE AZ US
CARRILES MICHAEL YES  VALENCIA CA US
CASTILLEJA MARSHA YES ARVADA CO US
CHACON HUMBERTO YES SAN JOSE CA US
CHAMBERS CORA YES NEWARK CA US
CHEUK CHUN YES RICHMOND CA US
CHOROOMI KEVIN YES BURBANK CA US
CORNWELL AMY YES KANSAS CITY MO US
COX ALEX YES LAFAYETTE CA US
CURLEY JAMES YES CHICAGO IL US
DAMICO DAVID YES OCEANSIDE CA US
DANNA MARK YES SCOTTS VALLEY CA US
DEASY JENNIFER YES SAN JOSE CA US
DERON JEFF NO TOMS RIVER NJ US
DUKE WILLIAM YES MARIETTA GA US
EATON MARK YES OLATHE KS US
ELLIOTT NATASHA YES MODESTO CA US
FAVARO PAUL YES SONOMA CA US
FOUTZ LAUREN YES MENLO PARK CA US
GALLAGHER COLIN YES SAN FRANCISCO CA US
GALLO MATT YES PACIFICA CA US
GANT KARA YES SHINGLE SPRINGS CA US
GEILENFELDT JULENE YES BUCKEYE AZ US
GILL JEFFREY YES BUCKEYE AZ US
GLIEBE ERIKA NO SAN FRANCISCO CA US
GORMAN REBECCA YES NEW ALBANY OH US
GRAHAM JAMES YES ABERDEEN SCOTLAND UK
GRINNELL WILLIAM YES MARBLEHEAD MA US
GUBSER AMY NO PACIFICA CA US
HEALY WILLIAM YES NEW YORK NY US
HOENNINGER MICHAEL YES SANTA ROSA CA US
HOLDSWORTH SCOTT YES ORANGE CA US
IVERSEN KRIS YES SAN FRANCISCO CA US
JOHNSON KAREN YES SAN RAFAEL CA US
KASTLER KRISTI YES SIMI VALLEY CA US
KAVANAGH DAVID YES LAKE FOREST IL US
KELLEHER JOY YES GAINESVILLE GA US
KLINE DANIEL YES SALINAS CA US
KLINE PETER YES STOCKTON CA US
LANDIS VICKIE YES BUCKEYE AZ US
LEIGHTON MICAELA YES BUCKEYE AZ US
LINDSTROM HARPER YES SAN FRANCISCO CA US
LINSE DANIELLE NO GOLDEN CO US
LOPEZ ANDREW NO ONTARIO CA US
LYDON JESSICA YES REDWOOD CITY CA US
MC GUINNESS EAMONN YES CASHED CO. TIPPERARY IE
MCCARTHY DANIEL NO MARBLEHEAD MA US
MELINE DAVID YES MINNEAPOLIS MN US
MELINE BARBARA YES MINNEAPOLIS MN US
MESSANA ELIZABETH YES SAN RAMON CA US
MESSANA JEFFREY YES SAN RAMON CA US
MEYER DEBORAH NO VERO BEACH FL US
MINIHAN DONAL YES RENO NV US
MODUGNO CAROLYN YES BURBANK CA US
MOUSSA JESSI NO BUCKEYE AZ US
MURPHY PHILIP NO EL CERRITO CA US
NEY JEFF YES OVERLAND PARK KS US
ORY JEBIDIAH YES WASHINGTON DC US
PEREZ OCTAVIO YES WEST COVINA CA US
PETERSON ROBERT YES IRVINE CA US
PIZZUTO PABLO NO MOOROOLBARK VICTORIA AU
REED DOUG YES PACIFICA CA US
REEVES MARIA YES HARKER HEIGHTS TX US
RICHARDS EVAN YES SAN ANTONIO TX US
RUDBERG MARK YES LAKE FOREST IL US
RUMMELL DAVID YES SAN JOSE CA US
RYAN BLAINE YES EUREKA CA US
RYAN COURTNEY YES SANTA ROSA CA US
SHARPE ERAN YES PALO ALTO CA US
SIMON STEFAN YES SAN FRANCISCO CA US
SIMON GREGOR YES PRICHSENSTADT DE DE
SOLNIK RAY YES SAN JOSE CA US
STURTEVANT PAUL NO HONOLULU HI US
SWANSON MATT YES FOLSOM CA US
TERRY KARAN YES SACRAMENTO CA US
THOMPSON ANDREW YES TIBURON CA US
VARSHINE KIM YES BUCKEYE AZ US
VASTA KATHLEEN YES CARPINTERIA CA US
VRANESIC MARY-KAE YES BUCKEYE AZ US
WALSTON FRANKLIN YES ALBUQUERQUE NM US
WHITE BETH YES CHESAPEAKE VA US
WILLIAMS ROB YES RICHMOND BC CA
WILSON YANK YES SAN JOSE CA US
YARNALL MEGAN NO EUREKA CA US

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At A Glance

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  • SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
  • 12th Annual Event
  • Maximum 450 swimmers
  • 1.25 mi swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park with the Centurions – elite swimmers who have made the crossing more than 100 times
  • $175 members & non-members; $165 past participants; $155 per individual on a team of 3+ people
  • Registration deadline is September 13, 2014


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