ALCATRAZ
CLASSIC

APRIL 13, 2024

47 SWIMMERS · 2 MI (3.2KM) RACE FROM ALCATRAZ TO ST. FRANCIS

This Alcatraz crossing is great for swimmers that have crossed many times from Alcatraz to San Francisco, or for the experienced open water swimmer wanting to race Alcatraz in style for the first time! The St. Francis route, despite being 1.8-2.1mi, is faster than Aquatic Park due to sweeping currents in your favor, giving all swimmers a speedy boost.

This swim is a favorite among the fastest Alcatraz veterans, as well as the first timer who wants to test their swimming endurance in a competitive setting. Medals will be given to all participants with trophies for top racers. Be in it to win it!

OUR 14TH ANNUAL EVENT WILL BE APRIL 13, 2024

Join 80 swimmers in this 1.8-2.1 mile fast race.
Get ready to set an Alcatraz PR and compete!

COURSE RECORDS

MALE

Michael Humphreys (Mosman, AUS) · 18:09 · 2018

 

FEMALE

Emma Jones (Atlanta, GA) · 18:37 · 2018

RACE ALONG THE SAN FRANCISCO SHORE

Transamerica Pyramid, the Golden Gate, the Palace of Fine Arts...
You'll enjoy all these sights and more during this race.

WHY DON'T SWIMS START DIRECTLY AT ALCATRAZ OR WITH A JUMP OFF THE ROCK?

As Alcatraz is partly a bird sanctuary, boats, kayaks, and the people on them are prohibited from getting within 100 meters of Alcatraz, especially from February through September which is breeding season. This means our Alcatraz crossings do not start directly at Alcatraz. Water World Swim respects the environment, aiming to keep the sport of open water swimming a live collaboration between the athletes and the oceans.

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NOTE ON SWIMMERS UNDER 18

Safety is our priority in challenging waters! Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate by signing up online. No children under 7 are accepted. Children under 12 must be evaluated by a Water World Swim coach in a private session for a non-refundable $95 fee and must be registered at time of evaluation. The fee also covers an accompanying coach in the water during the swim. Registration will be refunded if the minor is deemed not suitable to participate.

If the under 12 minor is coming from out of town and is unable to be assessed by Water World Swim, we require a certified coach to evaluate the minor and contact us via email or written documentation certifying their ability and recommending their participation. Out of town minors under 12 must pay an additional $95 to have an accompanying coach in the water.

Contact us about having your young swimmer join us!

ALCATRAZ CLASSIC 2023 FINISHERS

Overall


PlaceBibNameCategoryTime
14Kevin HayesWetsuit23:30.1
25Luke HonesWetsuit23:34.7
315Nani WelshWetsuit23:37.6
42Caitlin CoyneWetsuit25:04.8
56Anaya KhanzodeSkin25:49.0
611Ryan Patel-FrancisWetsuit26:38.4
79James E. McDowellWetsuit26:48.1
87Mitali KhanzodeWetsuit27:12.6
91Dave AtkinsWetsuit27:51.8
1014Jacob TanzWetsuit30:01.5
118Duncan McCallumWetsuit30:20.2
1213Scott SympsonWetsuit30:58.0
1312Catherine PhillipsWetsuit31:40.3
143Levy GerzbergWetsuit32:07.4
-10Meghana ParanjapeWetsuitDNS

 

Overall - Female


PlaceBibNameCategoryTime
115Nani WelshWetsuit23:37.6
22Caitlin CoyneWetsuit25:04.8
36Anaya KhanzodeSkin25:49.0
47Mitali KhanzodeWetsuit27:12.6
512Catherine PhillipsWetsuit31:40.3
-10Meghana ParanjapeWetsuitDNS

 

Overall - Male


PlaceBibNameCategoryTime
14Kevin HayesWetsuit23:30.1
25Luke HonesWetsuit23:34.7
311Ryan Patel-FrancisWetsuit26:38.4
49James E. McDowellWetsuit26:48.1
51Dave AtkinsWetsuit27:51.8
614Jacob TanzWetsuit30:01.5
78Duncan McCallumWetsuit30:20.2
813Scott SympsonWetsuit30:58.0
93Levy GerzbergWetsuit32:07.4

 

Skin - Female


PlaceBibNameCategoryTime
16Anaya KhanzodeSkin25:49.0