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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