Alcatraz Swim with the Centurions 2017 WAITLIST

 July 16, 2017
  • September 30, 2017
    6:30 am - 9:45 am
Price Qty
WWS members & non-membersshow details + $195.00 (USD)  
Individuals on a team (min 3)show details + $175.00 (USD)  


THIS IS A WAITLIST.

Spots may become available if swimmers drop out, or we are able to add new spaces. By signing up for the waitlist, we do NOT guarantee you will get a spot! If a spot becomes available, it will be released to swimmers in order of sign up, no exceptions. Full payment is required to join the waitlist.

  • If a spot does not become available to you, you will be refunded your payment minus an $8 administration fee.
  • If you pull out of the waitlist at any time, including declining an open place, you will be refunded your payment minus an $8 administration fee.
  • If a spot does become available to you and you agree to take it, the usual non-refundable terms and conditions will apply. That means if you agree to take a place, but later can no longer take it, your fee is non-refundable!
  • If a spot becomes available to you, we will let you know by email, so make sure your email address is free of typos!
  • You will have 48 hours to accept or withdraw before that space is offered to the person next in line.
  • By signing up for the waitlist, you agree to these terms.

Please note that in the past, drop outs have occurred largely in the two weeks prior to race day. If you are serious about participating if given the chance, you must be ready to prepare for this event in the knowledge that you may find out you're in just a couple weeks - or even a couple days - before race day!


SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 - 15TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT!
Two hundred and fifty (250) swimmers will start the race at Alcatraz and finish at Aquatic Park
A 1.25 mile swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park with the Centurions - elite swimmers who have made the crossing more than 100 times. Team registration available!
Curious about this race? Read more about it here!

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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.


THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY

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On June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin chipped through their cement cell walls, squeezed through a ventilation shaft to get to the roof, climbed down a drain pipe, scaled a 15-foot fence, and entered the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay. They disappeared into the night, wearing only the meager life preservers they made from stolen rain coats, and were never found, seen, or heard from again.

39 years later, on June 11, 2001, Pedro Ordenes and Gary Emich became the first swimmers to successfully “Escape from Alcatraz” 100 times! Since then, becoming a member of the elite “Alcatraz 100 Club” has become THE ambition for many open water swimmers. On September 30th, you’ll have the chance to reach your own goals and share the waters with the experts of the Bay, the Centurions.

You don't need to be a Centurion yourself - in fact, this is a great race opportunity for first-time Alcatraz swimmers with adequate training! This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help.

Your registration is non-refundable. Please review our refund and rollover policies before registering.


Event Schedule

This information is subject to change. Registered swimmers will receive an email 2-4 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.

September 29, 2017 4-7pm
Pre-race day swim briefing and check in at Sports Basement. Drop in any time between 4-7pm!

September 30, 2017 - RACE DAY
6:30am

Meet at the Aquatic Park bleachers

7:35am
Board the boat

8:00am
Jump in the water. Finish line will be at Aquatic Park. There will be food and an awards ceremony!


Location

Venue:  

Address:
499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California, 94109, United States