ExpiredAlcatraz Classic 2021
- April 3, 2021
7:30 am - 11:30 am
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THIS DATE IS SUBJECT TO COAST GUARD CONFIRMATION
This means this is the date we are planning on, but the Coast Guard still needs to confirm it before it's set in stone. The Coast Guard is a busy place, and it can sometimes be months before they give us approval. So how often do they not approve it? Very rarely, but if you need to book travel or otherwise need absolute certainty, you might want to wait. Just know that the swim might fill up and we don't hold spots!
April 3rd, 2021 - 11TH ANNUAL EVENT
80 swimmers will start the race at Alcatraz and finish at St. Francis
A classic Alcatraz swim for veteran open water swimmers or first timers looking to make their first crossing competitive
Curious about this race? Read more about it here!
egistered 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. If you do not receive the e-mail in your inbox please check your Spam folder as these type mailers often end up there.
When the information email has gone out, a link will be posted here.
This Alcatraz crossing is offered to swimmers that have crossed many times from Alcatraz to San Francisco, or for the experienced open water swimmer wanting to race Alcatraz in style for the first time! The St. Francis route, despite being 2.1mi, is faster than Aquatic Park due to sweeping currents in your favor.
This swim is a favorite among the fastest Alcatraz veterans, as well as the first timer who wants to test their swimming endurance in a competitive setting. Medals will be given to all participants with trophies for top racers. Be in it to win it!
Feel free to submit your pool or open water mile times, or previous race results, for consideration before registering by contacting us.
Your registration is non-refundable. Please review our refund and rollover policies before registering.
Basic Safety Precautions and Limits
- Online pre-registration for all swims. Drop-ins will not be allowed .
- Appropriate physical distancing at all times, both in and out of the water and while on the boat. This requires awareness and patience from all our swimmers.
- Masks must be worn at all times on the boat, outside of the water and after your swim. Please respect all participants in our open water swim program and serve as a role model so WWS can continue to organize swims and operate as a small business during these times.
This information is subject to change. Registered swimmers will receive an email 1 week prior to race day confirming conditions, temperatures, times, locations, parking options, etc. If you do not receive the e-mail in your inbox please check your Spam folder as these type mailers often end up there. Passenger space, please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on a list. If spots are available payment will be made the morning of the event with credit card. Cost is $55 per passenger. We cannot guarantee passenger space and any made available is first come, first served.
- 7:00 am Meet at Fisherman's Wharf, at the Chucky's Pride boat near the corner of Jefferson and Jones.
- 7:30 am Board the boat
- 8:00 am Jump! This swim finishes at St. Francis. You will board the boat again to head back to Fisherman's Wharf.