Expired Island to Island 2023
- September 9, 2023
7:00 am - 11:15 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 the the swim might fill up and we don't hold spots!
September 9th, 2023
47 swimmers will start the swim at Alcatraz and finish at Angel Island
This swim is not timed and not competitive. You are welcome to time yourself. A great first time Alcatraz swim!
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. If you do not receive the e-mail in your inbox please check your Spam folder as these type mailers often end up there.
Registration will close ten days prior to event or when sold out.
Most swimmers plan on making their own "escape" to the shores of San Francisco - but famed real escapees such as the Anglin brothers and Frank Morris probably headed to Angel Island instead to avoid capture, making this route the theoretically more authentic escape!
These crossings from Alcatraz are recommended for those swimmers who have either taken a Water World Swim Alcatraz clinic or who feel confident and have had prior experience swimming in cool open water.
Our crossings are limited to small number of swimmers and are accompanied by three or more of our coaches. Our crossings are supported by experienced safety kayakers. Swimmers will be divided in two or three groups of slow, medium and competitive levels in which are accompanied by our coaches. After a brief but thorough discussion of the conditions of the bay during your crossing, you will jump from our boat, and swim towards your destination across the bay.
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 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 email@example.com 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.
- 7:15 am Meet at Jefferson and Jones streets near Castagnola's restaurant in Fisherman's Wharf.
- 7:45 am Board the boat
- 8:15 am Jump! Finish line is at Angel Island. All swimmers will return via the boat.