Weekly/Monthly Swims and Training

If you can swim a mile in the pool, you are ready for the open water. Whether you have extensive experience, are completely new to open water swimming, or want to practice for an upcoming event, Water World Swim has regular group practice sessions that include swimmers of all abilities and ages. Despite the group scenario, each swimmer is helped according to their individual needs.

You can fill out a waiver (for Swim With Pedro and clinics) or register for all events on our calendar.

Swim With Pedro

Weekly group practice & training with Coach Pedro for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Alcatraz Clinics

Learn about and prepare for an Alcatraz Crossing during monthly clinics.

Alcatraz Crossings

Join a group of 30-35 swimmers for a monthly swim from Alcatraz across the bay.

Island to Island

A 1.85mi scenic monthly crossing surrounded by historic landmarks from Alcatraz to Angel Island.
Use weekly and monthly swims to train for:
Annual Races & Events

If you’re all practiced and ready for a big event, congratulations! We have a wide selection of fun events in the San Francisco Bay. From escapes from Alcatraz to world class bay crosses, pick your challenge and we’ll see you there.

You can register on our calendar.

Winter Alcatraz

JANUARY 3, 2015 - A challenging annual 1.25 mile Alcatraz swim in the freezing winter water.

Alcatraz Classic

MAY 23, 2015 - A 1.25 mile summer Alcatraz crossing limited to no more than 45 swimmers. Fills up fast!

Touch Alcatraz n' Go!

2015 TBA - A 2.5 mi swim from Aquatic Park out to Alcatraz to tag the rock and come back!

Alcatraz Swim with the Centurions

SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 - 1.25 mi Alcatraz swim with those who have done it 100+times. One of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims!

Swim Around the Rock

JULY 25, 2015 - A strategic 3.25 mi swim - and our most challenging - from Aquatic Park, around Alcatraz, and back with tides and fast currents.

Golden Gate Bridge

OCTOBER 17, 2015 - A thrilling world class 1.85 mi length from the south tower of the historic Golden Gate Bridge to Finger Point Rock.

Bridge to Bridge

AUGUST 29, 2015 - A 10k swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge limited to no more than 45 elite swimmers. One of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims!

Why don’t swims start directly at Alcatraz? Why don’t swimmers 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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Compare Our Swims

EVENT

DESCRIPTION

SWIMMERS

DATE

DISTANCE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

COST

Winter Alcatraz

A challenging Alcatraz to Aquatic Park swim in 48 to 50° water.

25

January 3, 2015

1.25 mi

 DEC 20, 2014

$250 non-members

$200 military

$175 members

Alcatraz Classic

A summer Alcatraz crossing limited to a small group of fast swimmers.

35

May 23, 2015

1.25 mi

 MAY 9, 2015

$199 non-members

$140 members

Touch Alcatraz n’ Go!

A swim from Aquatic Park out to Alcatraz to tag the rock and come back!

45

TBA 2015

2.5 mi

 TBA

$265-300 non-members

$250 past participants

$190 members & military

Alcatraz Swim With The Centurions

A large group Alcatraz swim with those who have done it 100+times.

450

September 6, 2015

1.25 mi

 AUG 28, 2015

$175 non-members

$175 members

$165 past participants

$155 teams (per individual)

Swim Around the Rock

Our most challenging event – a strategic swim from Aquatic Park, around Alcatraz, and back with tides and fast currents.

25

July 25, 2015

3.25 mi

JUL 11, 2015

$265-300 non-members

$215-250 past participants

$190 members & military

Golden Gate Bridge

A thrilling world class swim from the south tower of the historic Golden Gate Bridge to Finger Point Rock.

50

October 17, 2015

1.85 mi

 OCT 3, 2015

$200 registration fee before Jan 31st (then $250)

Bridge to Bridge 10k

An endurance swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge limited to elite swimmers.

25

August 29, 2015

6.2 mi

 JUL 31, 2015

$265-300 non-members

$190-225 members

$195-205 new waves members

$150 military