UpcomingAlcatraz/Bay Clinic for Escape TRI 2019
- June 7, 2019
6:00 am - 8:30 am
JUNE 7, 2019
Seventy-five (75) swimmers will practice swimming for 10-20 minutes at a time near Alcatraz and St. Francis
This is a 2-3 location hop-in hop-out clinic and will not include completion of the entire course
Curious about this swim? Read more about it here!
Registered swimmers will receive an email 1 week prior to race day confirming conditions, temperatures, times, locations, parking options, etc. Passenger space, if available, will be made available for registration and announced in that email as well. When the information email has gone out, a link will be posted here.
This is a clinic geared towards but not limited to triathletes to practice for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. It is especially created for triathletes wanting to practice the swim portion of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Swimmers will practice by the island and then be transported to St. Francis Beach to practice the last quarter mile landing.
Many swimmers who have trained with us during our clinics have reported better times in their competitions this year, plus they felt strong and confident during their race. Our regular Crissy Field clinics include a mile of open water swimming and instruction and advice from coaches. During our special event Alcatraz clinics, swimmers are transported to Alcatraz by boat. Once we arrive at Alcatraz the participants swim parallel to the island to experience sighting and feel the currents of the bay. After the swimmers return to the boat, they are taken to the potato patch where they can experience the rough water directly in front of Alcatraz.
This is very valuable experience so that on race day you don’t encounter an unwelcome surprise – you are ready! The last jump is usually near the destination of the race and swimmers practice their sighting, and “feel” the water near the finish. You will learn about the currents you might expect during your race and plan your route accordingly.
Upon request, our WWS coaches will critique your stroke and provide you with suggestions to make your stroke more efficient and faster. This is a wonderful experience with a great group of people in a non-competitive environment.
Your registration is non-refundable. Please review our refund and rollover policies before registering.
This information is subject to change. Registered swimmers will receive an email 1-2 weeks prior to race day confirming conditions, temperatures, times, locations, parking options, etc. Passenger space, if available, will be made available for registration and announced in that email as well. We cannot guarantee passenger space and any made available is first come, first served. When the information email has gone out, a link will be posted here.
- 6:00 am Meet at the corner of Jefferson and Jones streets, near Castagnola's restaurant.
- 6:45 am Boarding
- 7:00 am Jump. Clinic ends at St. Francis and swimmers will reboard the boat back to the wharf.