UpcomingWinter Alcatraz 2019
- March 16, 2019
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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!
MARCH 16, 2019 - 12TH ANNUAL EVENT
47 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. When the information email has gone out, a link will be posted here.
This is a very challenging and highly unique swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park limited to 47 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 49-56°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. 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.
- 7:30 am Meet at Fisherman's Wharf, at the Chucky's Pride boat near the corner of Jefferson and Jones.
- 8:15 am Board the boat!
- 8:30 am Jump! This swim finishes at Aquatic Park. You will not board the boat again. You will be able to leave all or some belongings on shore so they are ready when you come on shore, but anything taken on board will be brought to shore for you.
Venue: Fisherman's Wharf near Castagnola's restaurant