We are talked about. A lot. And held in pretty high esteem from the shores of San Francisco to global waters. From the achievements of our coaches and swimmers to our support of other Bay Area events, top media outlets know Water World Swim is on the front lines of getting dreamers - from seasoned pros to open water beginners - across the finish line in life-affirming events and experiences.

And maybe into a couple publications, too.

Did you write an article or blog post about us or an experience you had with us? Let us know so we can share it!

June 13, 2015

SUPCurrents | Water Safety Patrol Volunteer-The Reward

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While I  will not go into the details of being on the water safety patrol for over 2000 swi […]

May 28, 2015

The Guardian | Escape from Alcatraz – with nothing but a wetsuit

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Heading to California in April, I asked friends for recommendations for San Francisco. I was […]

May 23, 2015

WOWSA | Seals Snarl, Swimmers Just Smile

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Open water swimmers talk about sharks and jellyfish all the time.
But there are plenty of ot […]

April 1, 2015

WOWSA | A license to swim and share

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Pedro Ordenesof Water World Swim is an icon in the San Francisco Bay open water swimming com […]

December 12, 2014

WOWSA | The Wonderful Water World, Swimming From Alcatraz

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Silicon Valley has a great way to make profound things simple.
The Google search engine, the […]

September 24, 2014

Swim Outlet Blog | OPEN WATER PREPARATIONS: ONE-WEEK COUNTDOWN TO THE TIBURON MILE!

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In preparation for the RCP Tiburon Mile on September 29th, our SwimOutlet team headed up to […]

September 15, 2014

JLife OC | A Hug, High Five and Alcatraz

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A hug and a high-five were the apex of the achievement.  As the youngest finisher in the ni […]

August 16, 2014

Laguna Beach Indy | A Bond Forged in Salt Water

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The teen, who finished third among women with a time of 1:15, was the second youngest compet […]

July 16, 2014

San Jose Mercury News | Eight-year-old Sunnyvale native swims Alcatraz

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Mitali already swam the waters spanning the Golden Gate Bridge and has done the swim from Al […]

February 5, 2014

A News Cafe | Record-Setting Teen Swimmer is Honored at Tuesday’s Council Meeting

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Hunter required 1hour, 54 minutes to complete the swim. According to his coach, Pedro Ordene […]

January 21, 2014

Swim Swam |WRIGHT IS RIGHT ON IN THE STRAIT OF MAGELLAN

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WWS Coach and Founder Pedro Ordenes, Chilean native and oldest person to cross the Strait, s […]

September 12, 2013

J Weekly | From Israel to Alcatraz, 68-year-old is in the swim

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In an online search, Gerzberg found Pedro Ordenes, a Chilean-born swim coach who not only ha […]

May 24, 2013

Outside Television | Dispatches: Pedro Ordenes

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Coach Pedro Ordenes, beloved founder of Water World Swim, is known worldwide for his record- […]

January 12, 2013

The Telegraph | Ben Fogle, The Adventurer: Test your limits in 2013

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My Alcatraz swim was with an undisputed expert, Pedro Ordenes (waterworldswim.com), who has […]

January 5, 2013

CBS Bay Area | Swimmers Brave Cold 1.5-Mile Swim From Alcatraz To Aquatic Park

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About 26 well-trained swimmers braved the cool waters of San Francisco Bay Saturday morning […]

August 17, 2012

ESPN | Garland to attempt Alcatraz swim

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On Aug. 26 Metal Mulisha rider Derek Garland will once again take on something no other ride […]

May 10, 2012

Grind TV | Conquering the Infamous Escape from Alcatraz Swim

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With such harsh elements in play, successfully completing the swim requires some research an […]

October 11, 2011

BBC News | Ben Fogle completes Alcatraz swim

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British adventurer Ben Fogle has completed a swim across San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz Isl […]

April 21, 2011

Gear Patrol | Escaping from Alcatraz: Making the Swim, A Firsthand Account

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The Alcatraz crossing is not something you just go do with your buddies on the weekend. Ther […]

April 27, 2010

Triathlete (Competitor) | Alcatraz, My Alcatraz: Taking On The San Francisco Bay Swim

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The “Little Mexican,” Pedro Ordenes, is actually a Chilean, and swimming in cold water i […]

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