Our monthly Alcatraz swims are incredibly popular and are a great way to make this epic crossing with a small friendly group and without the pressure of competition. Enjoy all this swim has to offer without sweating the clock, make new friends, and enjoy a casual morning out in the bay!
These crossings are recommended for swimmers who have either taken the Water World Swim Alcatraz Swim Clinic or who feel confident and have had prior experience swimming in the open water. Because of its casual nature, this is a great way to do your first Alcatraz.
Our crossings are usually limited to 20-49 swimmers and are accompanied by coaches in the water, on kayaks and SUPs, and on the boat.Swimmers will be divided in two or three groups of slow, medium and competitive levels which are accompanied by our coaches. After a brief but thorough discussion of the conditions of the bay during your crossing, we will jump from the boat and swim toward our destination across the bay. Paddlers will keep you on course and look out for your as you enjoy your journey to shore.
Monthly crossings finish at one of three locations: Aquatic Park, St. Francis, or Angel Island (on our calendar as Island to Island).