UpcomingWinter Alcatraz 2023
- March 11, 2023
7:15 am - 11:00 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!
MARCH 11, 2023 - 16TH 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 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 10 days prior to event Start date or when event is sold out.
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 at the Beach in Aquatic Park . 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 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.
- 7:30 am Meet at Fisherman's Wharf, at the Chucky's Pride boat near the corner of Jefferson and Jones.
- 8:00 am Board the boat!
- 8:30 am Jump! This swim finishes at St. Francis. You will board the boat again to head back to Fisherman's Wharf.