Winter Alcatraz 2014 Results!

 January 4, 2014
Posted by Water World Swim

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Congratulations to all the brave swimmers who got up bright and early this morning to swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park in 49 degree water. Well done!

This is a very challenging and highly unique 1.25 mile swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park limited to 25 swimmers looking for a winter challenge! Competitors will begin the race right by Alcatraz Island and finish on the beach of Aquatic Park. Water temperatures can be as low as 48F but usually vary between 49-53F.

Photo by Lisa Amorao


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LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

LOCATON

 

 

AGE

SWIM EXPERIENCE

WETSUIT

TIME

25

WRIGHT

HUNTER

REDDING

CA

US

17

Olympic Trials and Training swimming in waters below 45 deg. Winner of many long distance swims in U.S. and international

SKIN

24:06

12

JUSTICE-WERVE

SEBASTIAN

SAN CLEMENTE

CA

US

20

San Clemente City LIfeguard. Open water swimmer.

WS

24:50

17

PANACCI

GINA

LAFAYETTE

CA

US

25

swam Alcatraz September, swam in college

SKIN

24:54

1

ARFANIA

SIMA

SAN MATEO

CA

US

13

Competitive swimmer with BAC, 1m Keller Cove swim, swimming with coach Terry Horn, Sunday swim with Pedro

WS

25:35

22

SIMMONS

ROSS

SAN DIEGO

CA

US

50

Lots.  3Rd time in this event.

WS

25:46

9

HATFIELD

WESLEY

OCEANSIDE

CA

US

19

2012 Orca Alcatraz Aquathon Silver Medal

City of San Clemente Lifeguard

WS

27:19

19

PUNCEL

MICHAEL

NEWPORT BEACH

CA

US

23

2 ocean triathlons (including Pacific Grove kelp swim), swims in aquatic park

WS

28:41

21

SHAFFER

SARAH

BURLINGAME

CA

US

15

Pacific grove triathlon, swim with pedro, BAC, Burlingame HS swim team

WS

28:44

13

MARGOLIS

ZACH

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

US

25

Alcatraz duathalon skin- Golden Gate bridge swim skin

SKIN

28:46

18

PRICE

STEPHEN

WRINGTON

BRISTOL

GB

52

Swum the English Channel, Bristol Channel (two way) and Irish Channel (Scotland to Ireland)

SKIN

30:56

5

DING

GREGORY

PALO ALTO

CA

US

55

WWS Member…. Masters. Monthly Water World Swim crossings.

WS

31:09

8

HASSAN

MAZEN

WESTLAKE VILLAGE

CA

US

46

Swam around the rock & Winter Alcatraz 2012. Swam nationals 1 mile pool 23 min and 2.4 mile ocean swim Marriott nationals.

SKIN

31:11

14

MINCHER

FREDERICK

BURLINGAME

CA

US

43

WWS member

SKIN

31:29

7

GARLAND

DAVID

HERMOSA BEACH

CA

US

46

Dwight Crum 2 mile Swim

La Jolla 10 mile Swim

WS

31:32

15

NICHOLS

DONALD

HAYWARD

CA

US

51

Swim with Pedro, Alcatraz swim in September, swimming at lakes, and swim at local swimming pool.

WS

33:31

23

STILLMAN

DOUGLAS

FREMONT

CA

US

54

Did Swim Around The Rock 2012.  I do regular 43,000 yard swims at Shadow Cliffs with SOWAT in Pleasanton.

SKIN

33:31

6

GALLAGHER

COLIN

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

US

45

Alcatraz aquathon finisher 5/27/13

WS

35:00

20

RIETH

ERIK

EL CERRITO

CA

US

41

Lanikai HI tri-relay 2013, Marin County open water swim 2013

WS

35:40

4

BROZINSKY

MURRAY

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

US

48

pool workouts, WW Sunday swims, Swim with the Centurions Alcatraz

WS

35:48

10

HEISTERKAMP

CHRIS

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

US

38

Alcatraz Challenge in June, Bridge to Bridge swim in June, Horsetooth 10K in August, Santa Cruz Triathlon in September

WS

37:00

3

BLAIR

FREDERIK

FAIRFIELD

CA

US

44

WWS Member

WS

37:43

2

BALACHANDRAN

NIKHIL

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

US

32

Swim 1.5 miles pool regularly.  WWS every Sunday.

SKIN

46:30

11

INSIGNARES

OMAR

MORGAN HILL

CA

US

13

Swam Alcatraz crossing on October 12th, 2013

WS

NS

16

NOLAN

MATHEW

BORENAMWOOD

HERTFORDSHIRE

GB

35

London Triathlon Long Distance swim 2012

WS

NS

24

TYNSMAN

ANGELYN

VALDOSTA

GA

US

26

Member U.S.Masters Swimming Program

Law School Mass. Masters

12.5 miler Swim Around Key West 2011-2012

WS

NS

Water World Swim has been offering open water swimming events and programs for over 15 years. They include weekly workouts and training, Alcatraz crossings and clinics, the New Waves program for young swimmers with open water swimming interest, and many others.

3 comments

  1. Debbi Beyers
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    Swim with Pedro workouts are the best! Coming from competitive running background at the age of 54 1/2 with abslolutely no swimming experience, Pedro and his coaching staff have coached me well assisting me in finishing Escape from Alcatraz twice. In fact, Pedro and his coaching staff patiently teach us something every workout including; how to swim :), how to read currents, how to sight, how to understand your body in the cold water, perfecting our strokes, and so much more! Most of all, it is my favorite workout of the week. Everyone includes everyone as a member of the group it doesn’t matter if you are an Olympic athlete or a brand new swimmer. Thanks for the experience.! Now I am a member of Water World Swim with Pedro beginning to train for a third Escape, and maybe a few other open water challenges!

  2. maggie
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    Well done everyone but especially Steve from near Bristol UK who swam for a local hospice charity

  3. Norman and Carolyn
    |

    Well done Steve what’s next? !!

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