ALCATRAZ
CLASSIC

APRIL 2023

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 13TH ANNUAL EVENT WILL BE APRIL 2023

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

COURSE RECORDS

MALE

Hunter Wright · 26:17 · 2014

 

FEMALE

Sima Arfania · 27:23 · 2014

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 2022 FINISHERS

Overall


PlaceBibNameCategoryAgeGenderTimeDifference
113Dominick KirkWetsuit20Male28:21.6-
28Shane HulseWetsuit25Male28:36.9+0:15.3
37Kevin HayesSkin58Male29:13.2+0:51.6
412Mackenzie KirkWetsuit26Female29:41.4+1:19.8
514Patrick KirkWetsuit24Male30:38.4+2:16.8
616Scott OlofsonWetsuit49Male32:22.4+4:00.8
74Muriel EastmanWetsuit30Female32:37.6+4:16.0
810Anaya KhanzodeSkin16Female33:03.1+4:41.5
92Gustavo CarmonaWetsuit46Male33:08.0+4:46.4
1020Catherine TaylorSkin59Female33:11.8+4:50.2
1115James McDowellWetsuit70Male33:38.6+5:17.0
129Jeff JamesWetsuit42Male33:58.9+5:37.3
135Braulio FonsecaSkin40Male34:09.8+5:48.2
1411Mitali KhanzodeSkin20Female34:25.1+6:03.5
1519Karen SheehanSkin32Female35:04.1+6:42.5
161Alex AntebiWetsuit54Male37:23.6+9:02.0
1717Roger PetteyWetsuit72Male38:08.8+9:47.2
183Allison DibleySkin60Female38:51.4+10:29.8
1922Gloria VazquezWetsuit57Female41:20.0+12:58.4
2018Piyush ShahWetsuit54Male44:58.0+16:36.4
216Levy GerzbergWetsuit77Male46:50.5+18:28.9
2221Christopher TrippSkin32MaleDNFDNF

Overall - Female


PlaceBibNameCategoryAgeGenderTimeDifference
112Mackenzie KirkWetsuit26Female29:41.4-
24Muriel EastmanWetsuit30Female32:37.6+2:56.2
310Anaya KhanzodeSkin16Female33:03.1+3:21.7
420Catherine TaylorSkin59Female33:11.8+3:30.4
511Mitali KhanzodeSkin20Female34:25.1+4:43.7
619Karen SheehanSkin32Female35:04.1+5:22.7
73Allison DibleySkin60Female38:51.4+9:10.0
822Gloria VazquezWetsuit57Female41:20.0+11:38.6

Overall - Male


PlaceBibNameCategoryAgeGenderTimeDifference
113Dominick KirkWetsuit20Male28:21.6-
28Shane HulseWetsuit25Male28:36.9+0:15.3
37Kevin HayesSkin58Male29:13.2+0:51.6
414Patrick KirkWetsuit24Male30:38.4+2:16.8
516Scott OlofsonWetsuit49Male32:22.4+4:00.8
62Gustavo CarmonaWetsuit46Male33:08.0+4:46.4
715James McDowellWetsuit70Male33:38.6+5:17.0
89Jeff JamesWetsuit42Male33:58.9+5:37.3
95Braulio FonsecaSkin40Male34:09.8+5:48.2
101Alex AntebiWetsuit54Male37:23.6+9:02.0
1117Roger PetteyWetsuit72Male38:08.8+9:47.2
1218Piyush ShahWetsuit54Male44:58.0+16:36.4
136Levy GerzbergWetsuit77Male46:50.5+18:28.9
1421Christopher TrippSkin32MaleDNFDNF