ExpiredWinter Alcatraz 2017
- January 7, 2017
6:00 am - 8:30 am
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JANUARY 7, 2017 - 10TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT!
Twenty (20) swimmers will start the race at Alcatraz and finish at Aquatic Park
Good for experienced swimmers acclimated to cold looking for a chilly challenge!
Curious about this race? Read more about it here!
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.
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This is a very challenging and highly unique swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park limited to 20 swimmers looking for a winter challenge! Competitors will begin the race right by Alcatraz Island and finish on the shore of Aquatic Park in time to warm up at the bleachers. Water temperatures can be as low as 48°F but usually vary between 49-53°F, so check out our tips on getting acclimatized to cold water and preferably attend some winter clinics and swims. This is not the time to try out cold water swimming for the first time!
Only swimmers with extensive open water experience or presently training should register. Feel free to contact us with your swimming resume so we can assess if this is a good challenge for you. Swimmers can opt to wear wetsuits, or swim skin - we have a special award for the first skin swimmer in!
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.
Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf at Jefferson and Jones Streets
Board the boat
Jump in the water. Finish line will be at Aquatic Park.
Venue: Fisherman's Wharf near Castagnola's restaurant