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 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 […]

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 […]

February 15, 2015

Why can’t you jump right off Alcatraz?

Many swimmers head out on a boat to Alcatraz, ready to make a dramatic jump from the rock – only to find that our boats only get as close as 1 […]

February 9, 2015

Your Perspective: Swimming Alcatraz

In 2014, we ran a survey for our swimmers to discover what they wanted. One of those things was a place for first-timers to hear about others’ […]

June 27, 2014

The Ice Swimmer

In Spring 2004, Maureen Upton wrote about WWS Founder Pedro Ordenes swimming the Beagle Channel to celebrate international peace and raise can […]

February 27, 2014

Diving into Open Water

Congratulations on taking the leap from pool to sea, river, and channel. Here’s all a beginner needs to know about open water swimming.

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December 17, 2013

Open Water Swimming Safety

Try to be on time and don’t jump in the water without telling anyone. On large group swims, we will have a sign-in sheet. Check in with the […]

December 17, 2013

Cold Water: Get Acclimatized!

Interested in trying a Winter swim in the San Francisco Bay? Join us for a Water World Swim week […]


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