October 7, 2016

Your Fall Training (and maybe ditching the wetsuit)

As summer winds to an end in the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, here in San Francisco, we are just beginning to experience the nicest days o […]

August 17, 2016

Alcatraz Triathlon Success Tips: Last Minute Advice that Makes the Difference

The countdown is on to the San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz, hosted by Tri-California! This Sunday, 900 triathletes will make the escape fr […]

August 16, 2016

Future Olympic Hopefuls Master Swim Around the Rock

Challenging 4 mile against-the-currents route takes swimmers from San Francisco to Al […]

August 15, 2016

Getting to Know an Olympic Champion: Q&A with WWS Member Golda Marcus

Golda gets ready to swim the Golden Gate Bridge in 2014.

Golda tak […]

August 11, 2016

Training for an Alcatraz Swim: Step by Step with Coach Angela

This article is written by Coach Angela Andelson. Angela has been a competitive swimmer since high school […]

July 27, 2016

2017 San Francisco Bay Race Dates Announced from Water World Swim

Cold water & San Francisco bay swimming specialists to train athletes for Alcatraz crossings, ESCAPE […]

July 10, 2016

Q&A With WWS Member Mike Maguire

2014 Pacific Grove Olympic Distance Triathlon (Mike’s first ever Olympic Distance event)


July 6, 2016

Anatomy of the bay: 7 bites of San Francisco bay history, science, and lore

The bay is awash in rumor of what lies beneath, from visions of Jaws to leftovers of failed prison escapees. But what’s really down there, an […]

July 2, 2016

Record-Setting Swimmer in San Francisco’s 2016 Bridge to Bridge Swim

Swimmers started the race in dense fog

Anaya Khanzode, 10, completes Bridge to Bridge a […]

June 30, 2016

30 things Alcatraz swimmers think about during a crossing

As swimmers, every Alcatraz crossing is unique down to the individual! But whether you swim skin or wetsuit, swim for the scenery or swim for […]

June 26, 2016

Pre-swim food: What our coaches eat before swimming

Open water swimming is great exercise; it can burn more than 500 calories an hour! It’s important to fuel the body properly to handle the ph […]

June 20, 2016

Q&A with world record holder Angel More


Angel More  started swimming Alcatraz with WWS at the age of 11 and now has 36 Alcatraz Cr […]

June 13, 2016

Triathletes Successfully Escape Alcatraz and Cross San Francisco Bay with Help from Water World Swim

Water World Swim Triathlon Coach Kathy Winkler Wins First Place in Age Group
SAN FRANCISCO—June 13, 2016—Water World Swim, the universal expert on open wate […]

May 11, 2016

Thrillist | How to enjoy the bay this summer


Rent a wetsuit and take the plunge
Yeah, yeah, you’ve probably splashed around in the […]

May 10, 2016

Corsia4 | Open Water “Alcatraz” San Francisco (USA)


39 anni più tardi, l’11 Giugno 2001, il direttore della gara “Swim with Centurio […]

April 28, 2016

The Red Bulletin | How to escape Alcatraz


Pedro Ordenes has crossed the 1.25-mile passage from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park on the no […]

April 14, 2016

The Red Bulletin | 5 destinations that’ll test you (and reward you)


The musty charm of the South End Rowing Club at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park is more J […]

April 13, 2016

Swim Swam | My Great Cuban Swimming Adventure


I recently had an amazing opportunity to travel to Cuba with nine other swimmers, two co […]

February 23, 2016

The Examiner | Cold-water swimmer warms up Cuba


This is the first U.S. swim group ever invited to Cuba. The group led by Water World Swi […]

January 23, 2016

The Boston Globe | Triathlon just one way to escape from Alcatraz


For me, the best preparation came from taking a swim clinic the day before the race with […]


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