Swim Around The Rock

Join us for this round trip Alcatraz swim at Aquatic Park! This swim is a great challenge for fast swimmers that requires a strategic race plan to swim the 3.25 mile course with tides and fast currents around Alcatraz. This is also an excellent event to help prepare for open water endurance competitions. Some of the best open water swimmers at the national level compete in Swim Around The Rock.

This event is for experienced open water swimmers only. This swim will not only require swimming strength and open water experience, but expert ability in navigating a winning course with complex currents.

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.

At A Glance

swimaroundtherock

  • JULY 25, 2014
  • 10th Annual Event
  • Maximum of 25 swimmers
  • 3.25 mi swim from Aquatic Park, around the Rock, and back
  • $265-300 non-members; $215-250 past participants; $190 members & military
  • Registration deadline is July 11, 2015


Results and participants

SAR 2014

NOTES LAST FIRST TIME SEX WETSUIT AGE CITY STATE COUNTRY
- Saxon David 1:18:55 M Wetsuit 24 Oakland CA USA
- Chung John 1:21:00 M SKIN 44 Goleta CA USA
- McConica Jim 1:21:00 M SKIN 63 Ventura CA USA
- Smallwood Aubrie 1:24:25 F SKIN 29 Camarillo CA USA
- Hewitt Jeff 1:24:37 M Wetsuit 45 Menlo Park CA USA
- Spasojevic Nemanja 1:25:07 M SKIN 31 San Francisco CA USA
- Stafford Donald 1:25:40 M SKIN 52 Camarillo CA USA
- Warmuth Stacey 1:25:45 F SKIN 57 Ventura CA USA
- Ball Thomas 1:26:17 M SKIN 54 Ventura CA USA
- Holmes Warren 1:30:20 M Wetsuit 30 San Francisco CA USA
- Stewart Tamie 1:31:46 F SKIN 41 Ventura CA USA
- Kaufman Kendra 1:38:00 F SKIN 39 San Diego CA USA
- Faller Peter 1:43:34 M Wetsuit 47 Boulder CO USA
REP Hollingsworth Carolyn 2:08:33 F Wetsuit 49 Santa Monica CA USA
REP King Marshall 2:08:36 M SKIN 45 Richardson TX USA
REP More Angel 2:08:42 F Wetsuit 11 San Carlos CA USA
- Hendra Candace 2:08:50 F Wetsuit 61 Danville CA USA
- Ding Gregory 2:09:40 M Wetsuit 55 Palo Alto CA USA
- Paskvan Jake 2:09:40 M Wetsuit 43 Joliet IL USA
- Hoskins Charles NO SHOW M Wetsuit 55 Huntington Beach CA USA
- Jirkovsky Zach NO SHOW M SKIN 32 Ventura CA USA
- Gallo Matt NO SHOW M Wetsuit 51 Healdsburg CA USA

SAR 2013

PLACE TIME LAST FIRST AGE GENDER
1 1.20.08 8 SAXON DAVID 23 MALE
2 1.26.18 14 SIMMONS ROSS 49 MALE
3 1.27.10 16 WRIGHT HUNTER 16 MALE
4 1.30.50 13 MALINAK* ANDREW 26 MALE
5 1.31.30 6 TARDY PHILIPPE 49 MALE
6 1.33.11 10 WELLS NICHOLAS 23 MALE
7 1.38.20 15 BLEZIEN JILLIAN 15 FEMALE
8 1.45.10 2 RAUZON JUSTIN 33 MALE
9 1.50.52 11 KONKEL REBECCA 51 FEMALE
10 2.02.50R 5 JONES DAVID 65 MALE
11 2.04.03R 12 MCDOUGAL STUART 51 MALE
12 2.04.48R 9 WARNEKE FREDERICK 28 MALE
13 2.05.03 3 BRAUN BILL 64 MALE
14 2.07.02 4 FRICKE OSCAR 62 MALE
15 DNF 7 HASSAN MAZEN 45 MALE
16 REP 1 PEARL CARL 38 MALE

SAR 2011

PLACE TIME # FIRST LAST SEX AGE WETSU
IT
1 1:10:09 24 OLIVER KUSCH M 44 YES
2 1:19:23 2 TREVOR STONE M 26 YES
3 1:19:48 30 STEVEN BECKETT M 49 NO
4 1:20:26 3 WARREN HOLMES M 27 YES
5 1:20:57 5 KENT NICHOLAS M 44 NO
6 1:23:11 35 MATTHEW TOZER M 38 YES
7 1:29:35 25 JOHN PRICHARD M 21 NO
8 1:30:45 47 MCKINNEY LIVINGSTON M YES
9 1:30:51 34 MATT GALLO M 48 YES
10 1:30:54 36 DUSTIN SIRES M 30 YES
11 1:30:59 28 ADRIANNE VASEY F 32 YES
12 1:33:54 21 MATT BONDURANT M 40 YES
13 1:38:55 13 DAN MOSHER M 38 YES
14 1:43:59 18 KURT LINDORFER M 52 YES
15 1:44:25 33 ANDREW LEGGE M 29 NO
16 1:47:02 7 JIM LUNT M 62 YES
17 1:49:09 19 DAN BEEMAN M 46 NO
18 1:49:12 12 GREG TATE M 40 YES
19 1:55:38 32 GOODY TYLER IV M 34 NO
20 1:55:54 40 STUART MCDOUGAL M 49 YES
21 1:56:28 8 KEN MIGNOSA M 47 NO
22 1:57:50 17 JEREMY NEWMAN M 32 YES
23 1:58:47 45 THOMAS ZIMMER M YES
24 2:00:09 22 CAMILO RINCÓN M 31 YES
25 2:00:12 20 BRIAN HERSBTRITT M 48 YES
26 2:00:58 23 PETER DICKINSON M 50 NO
27 2:01:00 44 BRIAN HARNESS M YES
28 2:01:09 37 ANDREW MCLAUGHIN M YES
29 2:01:44 14 STEVE KNAUER M 48 NO
30 2:02:28 43 KACIE WISE F 33 YES
31 2:02:47 31 OWEN GRAY M 45 YES
32 2:02:59 6 SCOTT ADAMS M 53 YES
33 2:03:07 11 CHAD JOHNSON M 41 YES
34 2:03:08 42 LES HARDER M 58 NO
35 2:08:44 39 HEATHER SCOTT F 34 YES
36 2:09:05 16 AVANI DAVE F 20 NO
37 2:09:22 27 DOUGLAS STILLMAN M 51 NO
38 2:09:40 46 ANN SCHNUER F NO
39 2:09:48 15 JAYDEV DAVE M 26 NO
40 2:09:50 29 GARY GORDON M 53 NO
41 2:10:46 1 BRYON BRANDT M 56 YES
42 2:10:59 48 CHARLES RICARDO M NO
43 2:11:27 41 VALTER VERGNANO M 39 YES

SAR 2010

SKIN DIVISION ‐ MALE
DIVISION OVERALL FIRST NAME LAST NAME AGE CITY STATE TIME
1 7 6 ROB DUMOUCHEL 29 ARROYO GRANDE CA 1:48:00
2 8 5 KEVIN KIRMSE 47 LOS GATOS CA 1:48:30
3 9 23 CESAR DIAZ 16 WALNUT CREEK CA 1:48:56
4 11 7 MARK PICKENS 48 HUDHSON CA 1:49:59
5 13 10 BRAD SCHINDLER 37 RANCHO CORDOVA CA 1:50:21
6 14 12 DOUG PRICHARD 52 NEWPORT BEACH CA 1:54:20
7 24 2 CHRIS SAMUEL 49 STAMFORD CT 1:58:20
8 28 13 JOHN PRICHARD 20 NEWPORT BEACH CA 2:02:28
SKIN DIVISION ‐ FEMALE
DIVISION OVERALL FIRST NAME LAST NAME AGE CITY STATE TIME
1 27 25 JAIMIE MONAHAN 30 SAN FRANCISCO CA 2:01:03
WETSUIT DIVISION ‐ MALE
DIVISION OVERALL FIRST NAME LAST NAME AGE CITY STATE TIME
1 1 27 JACKSON MILLER 15 OAKLAND CA 1:29:37
2 2 17 ROBERT STERNFELS 40 SAN FRANCISCO CA 1:31:27
3 3 19 DAVID SAXON 20 ALLSTON CA 1:34:23
4 4 14 MIKE MITCHELL 53 LAGUNA NIGUEL CA 1:37:39
5 5 22 MICHAEL BARRY 48 WALNUT CREEK CA 1:42:26
6 10 15 RICK FATH 39 LOS ALTOS CA 1:49:17
7 12 16 SCOTT MATTHEWS 48 AUBURN WA 1:50:17
8 15 8 KAZUAKI OHARA 43 LOS ALTOS CA 1:56:18
9 16 21 CHRIS CHURCHILL 46 CORTE MADERA CA 1:56:40
10 17 26 HUZEFA MEHTA 43 SAN JOSE CA 1:56:47
11 18 4 BRIAN THOMS 35 OAKLAND CA 1:57:09
12 19 20 CHAD JOHNSON 40 MESA AZ 1:57:13
13 20 30 DONALD HALLORAN 48 TX 1:57:24
14 21 29 CHRIS CONNER CA 1:57:34
15 22 24 TOM ETTINGER 61 LA CRESCENTA CA 1:57:49
16 23 9 TOM GALLO 45 MODESTO CA 1:58:16
17 25 11 ROB COONS 41 SAN FRANCISCO CA 1:58:41
WETSUIT DIVISION ‐ FEMALE
DIVISION OVERALL FIRST NAME LAST NAME AGE CITY STATE TIME
1 6 18 KATHERINE STERNFELS 37 MILL VALLEY CA 1:43:05
2 26 1 LESLIE PODELL 40 SAN FRANCISCO CA 1:59:32
3 29 28 ANN TURTLE 36 DUBLIN CA 2:02:34