OCTOBER 13, 2018

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.

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.

DOUBLE DOWN WITH THE SPLASH & DASH!

Need more of the bay? Join us for a scenic aquathlon, starting with a 2K swim from near the St. Francis Yacht Club towards the Golden Gate Bridge, and transitioning at the picnic area for a 3k run towards Fort Pointand loop around and head back through Crissy Field towards the St. Francis Yacht Club and out to the wave organ, where you'll turn around and head back to the finish.

OUR 16TH 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

Allen Chang · 21:30 · 2017

 

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

  •  Liam Aiello — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Julia Allen — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Keith Allen — Orem, Utah, United States
  •  Rainier Amora — San Francisco, United States
  •  Ben Arenchild — Nevada City, united states
  •  Chip Arenchild — Nevada City, united states
  •  Kate Arenchild — Moraga, united states
  •  Daniel Aron — Travancore, Victoria, Australia
  •  Par Arvidsson — Woodside, California, United States
  •  Gabriela Ascencio de Myers — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Hadar Aviram — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Sana Bakshi — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Robert Ball — Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  •  Emma Bean — Randwick, NSW, Australia
  •  Jeff Beattie — Winter Park, Florida, United States
  •  Prabhat Bharathidhasan — Sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  Christina Black — New York, New York, United States
  •  Richard Blackmore — SAN DIEGO, California, United States
  •  Timothy Blackmore — Arvada, Colorado, United States
  •  Dom Boon — Miami, Florida, United States
  •  Aaron Booth — Oakdale, United States
  •  Wendy Booth — Oakdale, United States
  •  George Bowen — Pleasanton, California, United States
  •  garett brada — encinitas, United States
  •  spencer braddock — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Sarah Brown — SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, United States
  •  John Buckalew — Folsom, California, United States
  •  Mark Buckland — Toorak, Victoria, Australia
  •  Robert Buechel — Sausalito, California, United States
  •  Denise Carr — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Cesar Centeno — Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  •  Kayleen Cheong — Hillsborough, United States
  •  David Conca — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  John Coote — Ham Green, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
  •  Claudia Corrales — Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
  •  Steve Cousins — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Meryl Craig — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Michael Daly — San Jose, United States
  •  Jessica Danger — Laguna Niguel, California, United States
  •  Benjamin Davis — Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  •  Colin Davis — Newport Beach, California, United States
  •  Roger Davis — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Jose Fernando De Castro — Marilia, Brazil
  •  Abita Diep — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Kim Donaldson — Glen Gardner, New Jersey, United States
  •  Ross Duncan — Auckland, New Zealand
  •  Michael Echavarria — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Zachary Erickson — Oakland, California, United States
  •  Paul Favaro — Sonoma, United States
  •  Carla Fernandez — Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
  •  Paul Gamez — Calabasas, California, United States
  •  Rick Gebers — Brentwood, California, United States
  •  Julia Goldstein — Oakland, California, United States
  •  Robert Goulding — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Edwin Greenfield — Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
  •  William Greger — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  SAMANTHA GREGORY — Huntsville, Alabama, United States
  •  Christina Grijalva — El Cerrito, California, United States
  •  Rudie Guerrero — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Rosie Haber — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Janice Hamann — BROOKLYN, New York, United States
  •  Sarah Hamza — Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  •  Colin Harvey — Ventura, California, United States
  •  Kevin Hayes — Mountain View, California, United States
  •  Delrie Hobbs — Seal Beach, California, United States
  •  Carolyn Hollingsworth — Camarillo, California, United States
  •  Edward Johnson — London, United Kingdom
  •  Gerry Kelly — Burlington, Ontario, Canada
  •  Mike Kennedy — Palo Alto, California, United States
  •  Anaya Khanzode — Sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  Mitali Khanzode — Sunnyvale, California, United States
  •  Alison Kolla — Campbell, California, United States
  •  Alexandra Law — Newport Coast, United States
  •  Linus Law — Newport Coast, United States
  •  Tyler Law — Newport Coast, United States
  •  Julia Lippe-Klein — Los Angeles, United States
  •  Mahika Lodha — CUPERTINO, California, United States
  •  Andrew Lopez — Ontario, United States
  •  adriana lopez vermut — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Steffen Low — Los Altos, California, United States
  •  Mike Maciag — Mountain View, California, United States
  •  Glenn Maddalon — Laguna Niguel, California, United States
  •  Dennis Mahar — Chandler, Arizona, United States
  •  Kaelyn Mahar — Berkeley, California, United States
  •  Duke Maloney — Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
  •  Juan Manuel Manuel — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  David Martindale — Foothill Ranch, California, United States
  •  Rob McDougall — Malvern, Australia
  •  Greg McIntire — Troutdale, Oregon, United States
  •  Joshua Miller — Laguna Niguel, California, United States
  •  James Milner — Laguna Niguel, California, United States
  •  Kent Mitchell — San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
  •  Naoko Miyamoto — Laguna Hills, California, United States
  •  Janet Moody — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Hyun Moon — SAN JOSE, California, United States
  •  Ricardo Moreno — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Wayne Morriss — Christchurch, New Zealand
  •  Emily Mou — Brentwood, California, United States
  •  Paul Myles — St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
  •  Tyge Nason — Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  •  Chris Neely — Springfield, United States
  •  Matt Neely — Rochester, Michigan, United States
  •  Stephen Neely — Springfield, Ohio, United States
  •  Eva Nemirovsky — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Will Nenad — paradise valley, Arizona, United States
  •  Allison Owens — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  William Pond — Campbell, California, United States
  •  Christopher Price — Monterey, California, United States
  •  Sharon Purdy — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  •  David Pye — Warrington, United Kingdom
  •  Patrick Racine — Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  •  Michelle Robinson — Burgess Hill, East Sussex, United Kingdom
  •  Jennifer Roost — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Michael Rothenberg — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Malachy Ryan — Phoenix, United States
  •  Gabriela Salerno — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Lowell Sears — Portola Valley, California, United States
  •  Benjamin Shasby — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Melissa Siekierski — Chicago, Illinois, United States
  •  LESZEK SKIBINSKI — MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada
  •  Kevin Slemp — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Greg Smith — Liberty Township, Ohio, United States
  •  Hector Solorio — Stockton, California, United States
  •  Emma Soren — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Kristin Spindt — Menlo Park, California, United States
  •  Peter Squire — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  •  Brennan Stratton — Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  •  michael sweeney — menlo park, California, United States
  •  keith Thach — San Jose, California, United States
  •  Tom Todd — Emeryville, California, United States
  •  Gareth Tones — Widnes, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  •  Andrew Trees — San Francisco, California, United States
  •  Andy Trees — San Diego, California, United States
  •  Ray Turner — West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  •  Pim Tuyls — Los Altos, California, United States
  •  Tess Veuthey — SAN FRANCISCO, California, United States
  •  Daniel Vivero — San Jose, Costa Rica
  •  Khoa Vu — Little Saigon, California, United States
  •  catherine wang — Los Angeles, California, United States
  •  Geoffrey Wiedeman — Carmichael, California, United States
  •  Carsten Wierwille — New York, New York, United States
  •  Yank Wilson — San Jose, California, United States
  •  sean wong — san francisco, California, United States
  •  Gary Workman — Cupertino, California, United States
  •  Joe Wright — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  •  Barry Zamost — Long Beach, California, United States
  •  Lining Zhou — West Covina, California, United States
  •  Erik Ziegler — San Francisco, California, United States

Check 2017 results here!

Check results HERE!