SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

350 SWIMMERS · 1.25 MI TO AQUATIC PARK · TEAMS AVAILABLE!

On June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin chipped through their cement cell walls, squeezed through a ventilation shaft to get to the roof, climbed down a drain pipe, scaled a 15-foot fence, and entered the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay. They disappeared into the night, wearing only the meager life preservers they made from stolen rain coats, and were never found, seen, or heard from again.

39 years later, on June 11, 2001, Pedro Ordenes and Gary Emich became the first swimmers to successfully “Escape from Alcatraz” 100 times! Since then, becoming a member of the elite “Alcatraz 100 Club” has become THE ambition for many open water swimmers. On September 30th, you’ll have the chance to reach your own goals and share the waters with the experts of the Bay, the Centurions.

You don't need to be a Centurion yourself - in fact, this is a great race opportunity for first-time Alcatraz swimmers with adequate training! This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help.

2018 date is tentative and subject to change.

DO I NEED TO BE A CENTURION TO PARTICIPATE? Nope! As long as you're strong swimming in the open water, we welcome first time Alcatraz crossers and Centurions alike.

OUR 15TH ANNUAL EVENT

Join 350 swimmers in this 1.25 mi swim to Aquatic Park.
Discounted team registration available for teams of 3+!

COURSE RECORDS

MALE

Omar Insignares · 22:32 · 2014

 

FEMALE

Claire Therien · 23:31 · 2014

OUR BIGGEST RACE OF THE YEAR

Whether you're an Olympian or a first time Alcatraz swimmer, join us.
We are looking forward to racing with you in the bay!

WHY DON'T WE JUMP OFF THE ROCK ITSELF?

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!

RESULTS & PARTICIPANTS

  •  matthew abdilla — Hermosa Beach, United States
  •  Younus Aftab — Pleasanton, California, United States
  •  Daniel Aguilar — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Zack Ahrens — San Francisco, United States
  •  şerif erkan altınkılıç — istanbul, Turkey
  •  Rainier Amora — san francisco, California, United States
  •  Pam Ascatigno — San Francisco, united states
  •  Michael Assadi — Oakland, California, United States
  •  Benoit AUBIN — san francisco, California, United States
  •  Sana Bakshi — Palo Alto, California, United States
  •  Taylor Ball — San francisco, California, United States
  •  Anthony Bamsey — Rocklin, California, United States
  •  West Barnwell — San francisco, California, United States
  •  Ken Batka — Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
  •  Anna Bavor — Los Altos Hills, California, United States
  •  Nancy Bavor — Los Altos Hills, California, United States
  •  Anneka Bear — Sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  Francois Bernaudin — Burlingame, California, United States
  •  Evan Bian — Palo Alto, United States
  •  monika bickert — menlo park, California, United States
  •  Jenna Bigham — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Frederick Blair — Fairfield, California, United States
  •  Peter Branscombe — Pacifica, California, United States
  •  Robert Brecht — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  John Brodie — Vacaville, United States
  •  Kaia Brodie — Vacaville, California, United States
  •  Ann Burton — San Carlos, California, United States
  •  Gabriel Byrne — Dublin, Ireland
  •  Jonny Bywater — Cape Town, South Africa
  •  micah carbonneau — Berkeley, California, United States
  •  Lara Cardy — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Denise Carr — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Briana Case — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Allen Chang — Sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  Josephine Chang — Sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  Sam Chaudhary — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Ryan Clifford — Monterey, united states
  •  Vicky Close — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Marco Cogliati — Ranica, Italy
  •  Jen Coleman — Portola Valley, California, United States
  •  Astrid Collins — Irvine, California, United States
  •  Michael Collins — Irvine, California, United States
  •  Chad Conelly — PHOENIX, Arizona, United States
  •  Elizabeth Cooney — Boxford, Massachusetts, United States
  •  Jim Cooney — Rockport, Massachusetts, United States
  •  Amy Cornwell — Leawood, Kansas, United States
  •  Claudia Corrales — Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
  •  Christopher Corrao — Campbell, California, United States
  •  Brian Coventry — Caterham, Surrey, UK
  •  Jeff Covitz — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Meryl Craig — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Terry Crowley — Windsor, California, United States
  •  Matthew Cullen — Franklin Square, New York, United States
  •  Robert Cullen — Franklin Square, New York, United States
  •  William Cullen — Franklin Square, New York, United States
  •  Craig Cuny — San Antonio, Texas, United States
  •  Chris Cuvelier — Half Moon Bay, United States
  •  Mauricio da Silva — Campbell, Arkansas, United States
  •  christian dahlen — Palo Alto, California, United States
  •  Michael Daly — San Jose, United States
  •  john daprato — brooklyn, New York, United States
  •  Tim Davies — Aldermaston Wharf, Berkshire, UK
  •  Colin Davis — Newport Beach, California, United States
  •  Roger Davis — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Jonathan de St Paer — Mill Valley, California, United States
  •  Dena Derosa — Capitola, California, United States
  •  Saumitr Dikhit — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Lisa Dowding — Tunbridge wells, East Sussex, United Kingdom
  •  Lance Dowell — San Jose, California, United States
  •  greta Drane — River Forest, Illinois, United States
  •  Heidi Drane — River Forest, Illinois, United States
  •  John Durrant — Coeur D Alene, Idaho, United States
  •  Jason Edwards — Fairfield, united states
  •  Vidar Eidissen — BODØ, Norway
  •  Sten Ericson — Santa Barbara, United States
  •  Bert Erml — Rockaway Beach, New York, United States
  •  Bernardo Espinosa — Huixquilucan, Mexico City, Mexico
  •  Eric Farnsworth — Midway, Utah, United States
  •  Leslie R Fenner — Denver, Colorado, United States
  •  Carla Fernandez — Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
  •  Jody Flournoy — SAN FRANCISCO, California, United States
  •  Damon Gage — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Paul Gamez — Agoura Hills, California, United States
  •  Jackson Garff — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Rocky Garff — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  ROB GERMAN — CHARNOCK RICHARD, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  •  Erika Gliebe — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Julia Goldstein — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Beth Gonzales — Brentwood, California, United States
  •  Mike Gonzales — Hayward, California, United States
  •  Jason Grant — Artois, California, United States
  •  Elaina Gregerson — Visalia, California, United States
  •  Matthew Grenby — Lafayette, United States
  •  Patrick Griffitts — Corona, California, United States
  •  Francis Grillo — Los Altos, California, United States
  •  JOhn Gross — san francisco, California, United States
  •  Louise Guentert — menlo park, California, United States
  •  Michael Gully — Gonzales, United States
  •  Francisco Guzman — Denton, Texas, United States
  •  Rosie Haber — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  jeff hanlon — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Chad Harding — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Trevor Harp — San Bernardino, Arkansas, United States
  •  Tyler Harp — San Bernardino, Arkansas, United States
  •  Hanson Harris — San francisco, California, United States
  •  Robert Harris — San Rafael, California, United States
  •  david hartney — chicago, Illinois, United States
  •  Colin Harvey — Ventura, California, United States
  •  Kellen Hassold — Alameda, United States
  •  Kevin Hayes — Mountain View, California, United States
  •  robert heidger — carlsbad, California, United States
  •  Mats Hellstrom — Corte Madera, united states
  •  Wesley Helmholz — Los Altos, California, United States
  •  Heidi Hengel — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Nicole Hobbs — San Leandro, California, United States
  •  Cheryl Hoelting — Arcadia, California, United States
  •  Judson Hoffman — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Felicity Holdsworth — North Tustin, California, United States
  •  Juliette Holdsworth — North Tustin, California, United States
  •  Scott Holdsworth — north tustin, California, United States
  •  Daryl Hopkins — Valley springs, California, United States
  •  Thomas House — Pacific Grove, California, United States
  •  Ivy Howerton — Portola Valley, United States
  •  lawrence hutchings — castro valley, California, United States
  •  Alberto Intebi — Buenos Aires, Argentina
  •  Jaime Izaguirre — Morada, California, United States
  •  Greg Johnson — Corinth, Texas, United States
  •  Liam Jones — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Martin Joost — Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  •  Ron Joost — Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  •  David Josephs — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Deborah Jourdain — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Michael Kaiser — Denton, Texas, United States
  •  Tony Kavanagh — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Brad Keller — Grand Junction, United States
  •  Jonathan Keller — Grand Junction, United States
  •  Grace Kelly — Slane, Ireland
  •  Anaya Khanzode — Sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  Mitali Khanzode — Sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  Katie Kingsbury — Santa Rosa, United States
  •  David Kirk — Marina, united states
  •  Jaimi Klein — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Jens Klinger — Fortuna, United States
  •  Kris Klinger — Los Angeles, united states
  •  Karl Klose — San Antonio, Texas, United States
  •  Alicia Koht — san jose, California, United States
  •  Christopher Kovarik — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Pablo Kriletich — Buenos Aires, Argentina
  •  Michael Kronthal — Redwood City, California, United States
  •  Samuel Kunz — Oakland, United States
  •  Kacper Kustron — Sherman Oaks, Arkansas, United States
  •  Valerie Kwai Ben — San Jose, Arkansas, United States
  •  Francois Lagier — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Joanna Lai — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Michael Lanam — Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
  •  Rob Lanam — Brentwood, California, United States
  •  Brad Larsen — Stanford, California, United States
  •  Alexandra Law — Newport Coast, United States
  •  Linus Law — Newport Coast, United States
  •  Tyler Law — Newport Coast, United States
  •  Stephanie Lee — San Francisco, United States
  •  Anders Lei — Copenhagen, Denmark
  •  Roy Liebrecht — Woodland Hills, California, United States
  •  Tony Lilly — Huntington Beach, California, United States
  •  Riley Lim — Fremont, California, United States
  •  katie lin — Portola Valley, California, United States
  •  Hana Lip — San Carlos, California, United States
  •  Julia Lippe-Klein — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Anna Lippi — San Carlos, California, United States
  •  Katie Litzenberger — Walnut Creek, California, United States
  •  Melissa Lohr — San Carlos, California, United States
  •  Andrew Lopez — Ontario, California, United States
  •  Diego Lopez — New York, United States
  •  Steffen Low — Los Altos, California, United States
  •  Laura Luttrell — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Subodh Madiwale — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Tia Maggini — Los angeles, California, United States
  •  Dennis Mahar — Chandler, Arizona, United States
  •  Kaelyn Mahar — Berkeley, California, United States
  •  Brian Martin — Santa Barbara, United States
  •  Neil Martin — Newtownards, United Kingdom
  •  Nick Mathé — Olen, Belgium
  •  Yuko Stephanie Matsuda — Castro Valley, California, United States
  •  Naoki Matsumura — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Eva Mayen — Santa Rosa, California, United States
  •  Carla McCormack Adams — Gilroy, California, United States
  •  Stacey Mcdonald — Pacifica, California, United States
  •  Ardeshir Mehran — Burlingame, California, United States
  •  David Mehran — Burlingame, California, United States
  •  Ashlie Meredith — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Nicholas Monroe — Sonoma, California, United States
  •  Lisa Montgomery — Oakley, California, United States
  •  Elisabeth Moore — EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota, United States
  •  Jessica Moore — Tustin, California, United States
  •  Monica Moore — Menlo Park, Arkansas, United States
  •  Robert Morin — San Antonio, Texas, United States
  •  Jonny Moseley — Manhattan Beach, California, United States
  •  Mariam Motamed — redwood city, united states
  •  Kevin Moy — Palo Alto, California, United States
  •  Grace Munch — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Doug Muntz — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Tyge Nason — Tempe, Arizona, United States
  •  Mark Nelson — Denver, Colorado, United States
  •  Ivan Nenov — Burlingame, united states
  •  Sarah Nielsen — San Jose, United States
  •  Maridee Noonan — Santa Rosa, California, United States
  •  Nicole Noonan-Miller — Santa Rosa, California, United States
  •  Inge Nordsteien — Trondheim, Trondelag, Norway
  •  Patrick O 'Driscoll — Dublin 14, Ireland
  •  Pat O Driscoll — Dublin 14, Ireland
  •  christopher opena — san francisco, California, United States
  •  Roxanne Padget — Modesto, California, United States
  •  Melissa Parent — Stockton, United States
  •  Katharine Parissenti — Fremont, California, United States
  •  Alex Patman — san francisco, California, United States
  •  Michael Patrick — Denton, United States
  •  Brenda Kae Penner-Howell — Lakewood, Colorado, United States
  •  Octavio Perez — Rancho Cucamonga, United States
  •  Annie Peters — Haddon Township, Illinois, United States
  •  Roger Pettey — Orinda, California, United States
  •  Bill Piatt — San Antonio, Texas, United States
  •  Bob Piatt — San Antonio, Texas, United States
  •  Chris Piatt — San Antonio, Texas, United States
  •  Linda Pinfold — Vallejo, California, United States
  •  Kevin Piramoon — san jose, united states
  •  Seth Prater — Richwood, United States
  •  Kenny Pratt — Rocklin, California, United States
  •  Alan Quigley — San francisco, California, United States
  •  Amanda Quinonez — Eastvale, Arkansas, United States
  •  Clemens Rade — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Kraig Rasmusen — Long beach, united states
  •  Sanne Bergholt Ravn — Copenhagen, Denmark
  •  Renate Remlo — 8515 NARVIK, Norway
  •  Reid Revelli — Oakland, California, United States
  •  Michael Rich — campbell, California, United States
  •  Valerie Rogers — San Jose, Arkansas, United States
  •  Amy Romer — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Hector Rosas-Torres — Harbor City, California, United States
  •  Marci Rosenfeld — San Francisco, United States
  •  Vlad Roshets — Foster city, united states
  •  Gianni Rossi — Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
  •  Andrew Ruben — Cheyenne, United States
  •  Kyle Ryan — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Jessica Sanchez — San Francisco, United States
  •  Catherine Schnarr — OAKVILLE, Ontario, Canada
  •  Justin Serene — Yuba City, California, United States
  •  Lalit Shahani — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Benjamin Shasby — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  David Shaw — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  randy shen — sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  roxanne shuford — Bakersfield, California, United States
  •  Lauren Silverstein — Los Angeles, United States
  •  Gretchen Sisson — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Meredith Sisson — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  •  Don Skeoch — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Oliver Smith — London, London, United Kingdom
  •  Lauren Snyder — Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
  •  Hector Solorio — Stockton, California, United States
  •  Maggie Spehar — San Jose, California, united states
  •  Craig Stafford — Tempe, Arizona, United States
  •  Jim Stark — Aspen, Colorado, United States
  •  Matt Steinmann — Atlanta, United States
  •  Karen Stine — Woodside, California, United States
  •  christine szura shen — sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  john tarzon — sausalito, California, United States
  •  Diana Teeter — Guerneville, united states
  •  Eric Titus — Saint Helena, California, United States
  •  Rachel Todd — Woodinville, Washington, United States
  •  Soichiro Tsukuda — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Anne-Marie Tucker — Hayward, California, United States
  •  Daniel Turner — Citrus Heights, California, United States
  •  Pim Tuyls — Los Altos, California, United States
  •  Hessel van der Maten — Redlands, California, United States
  •  Michelle van der Maten - Bologna — Redlands, California, United States
  •  Riley VanDyke — chicago, United States
  •  Tadashi Wada — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Drew Waldbauer — Cheyenne, United States
  •  Kimberlee Waller — Encino, California, United States
  •  Antonia Walton — Tucson, American Samoa, United States
  •  Wray Weinrich — Oak point, Texas, United States
  •  Brooke Wentz — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Tad Whitaker — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  James White — Piedmont, Arkansas, United States
  •  James White — Portland, OR, Oregon, United States
  •  Grant Wilson — santa monica, California, United States
  •  Jamie wilson — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Mike Wilson — Huntington Beach, California, United States
  •  Yank Wilson — San jose, California, United States
  •  michael winner — san brunopo, United States
  •  Irene Wong — Los Angeles, United States
  •  Chuck Worley — Cupertino, Arkansas, United States
  •  David Yates — Cupertino, Arkansas, United States
  •  Taiki Yukawa — Sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  Katie Zissis — Tempe, American Samoa, United States
  •  michael zlatoper — corte madera, California, United States

Check results HERE!