October 4, 2020

250 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.

OUR 19TH ANNUAL EVENT

Join 250 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

Bib Overall Place Time Name Gender City State Class Class Pos Gen Place
199 1 25:58:00 Mike Davidson M Sherman Oaks CA M 50-59 1 1
286 2 26:06:00 Nicholas Monroe M Sonoma CA M 50-59 2 2
298 3 27:33:00 Bryan Pestone M Santa Rosa CA M 20-29 1 3
238 4 27:44:00 Thomas House M San Francisco CA M 40-49 1 4
231 5 28:08:00 Kevin Hayes M Mountain View CA M 50-59 3 5
244 6 28:11:00 Scott Jimison M Folsom CA M 50-59 4 6
339 7 28:15:00 Malaika Koshy F F 20-29 1 1
246 8 28:21:00 Deborah Jourdain F Kensington NSW F 30-39 1 2
307 9 28:25:00 Vladyslav Serhiienko M Kharkiv M 30-39 1 7
262 10 28:28:00 Alexandra Law F Newport Coast CA F 0-19 1 3
305 11 28:36:00 Carlos Rodriguez M San Mateo CA M 50-59 5 8
313 12 29:01:00 Matt Steinmann M Atlanta GA M 60-69 1 9
264 13 29:15:00 Tyler Law M Newport Coast CA M 0-19 1 10
269 14 29:36:00 Lauren Lesyna F Los Altos Hills CA F 20-29 2 4
258 15 29:40:00 Rebecca Koshy F San Jose CA F 20-29 3 5
319 16 30:03:00 Jorge Troncoso M Sunnyvale CA M 20-29 2 11
236 17 30:05:00 Heidi Homma F Orinda CA F 20-29 4 6
235 18 30:06:00 Maree Hoban F White Gum Valley WESTERN AU F 60-69 1 7
212 19 30:11:00 Paul Favaro M Sonoma CA M 60-69 2 12
241 20 30:24:00 Ben Isola M Oakland CA M 0-19 2 13
285 21 30:37:00 John Menth M Windsor CA M 50-59 6 14
249 22 30:53:00 Anaya Khanzode F Sunnyvale CA F 0-19 2 8
330 23 31:04:00 Caroline Wilkinson F Sacramento CA F 20-29 5 9
194 24 31:31:00 Haley Conner F New York NY F 20-29 6 10
257 25 31:37:00 Guy Kornblum M San Francisco CA M 30-39 2 15
242 26 31:49:00 Joey Isola M Oakland CA M 20-29 3 16
219 27 31:49:00 Matthew Gillett M Pacifica CA M 20-29 4 17
221 28 32:04:00 Francis Grillo M Los Altos CA M 50-59 7 18
347 29 32:07:00 Eli Neaves M M 20-29 5 19
274 30 32:08:00 Alexander MacNaughton M Scarsdale NY M 30-39 3 20
349 31 32:11:00 Justin Stratford M M 40-49 2 21
229 32 32:11:00 Peter Harvey M Los Altos CA M 60-69 3 22
204 33 32:16:00 Saumitr Dikhit M San Jose CA M 0-19 3 23
228 34 32:35:00 Thomas Handy M Mooresville NC M 50-59 8 24
250 35 32:36:00 Mitali Khanzode F Sunnyvale CA F 0-19 3 11
342 36 32:49:00 Berkan Saglam M M 30-39 4 25
324 37 33:26:00 Jordan Vermette F Woodland CA F 20-29 7 12
325 38 33:30:00 Secil Watson F Oakland CA F 40-49 1 13
248 39 33:50:00 Erika Kettleson F San Francisco CA F 30-39 2 14
260 40 33:56:00 Tracy Kwan F Santa Clara CA F 30-39 3 15
316 41 34:04:00 Michael Szarowicz M San Francisco M 40-49 3 26
350 42 34:06:00 Nicole Fong F F 20-29 8 16
179 43 34:08:00 Evan Bian M Palo Alto CA M 0-19 4 27
188 44 34:38:00 Patrick Carow M Riverwoods IL M 0-19 5 28
177 45 34:59:00 Bruce Belfiore M Santa Barbara CA M 60-69 4 29
210 46 35:05:00 Mike Ergo M Petaluma CA M 30-39 5 30
293 47 35:08:00 Niall O'Connell M San Francisco CA M 20-29 6 31
181 48 35:10:00 George Bowen M Pleasanton CA M 60-69 5 32
185 49 35:10:00 Ross Bremner M Phoenix AZ M 50-59 9 33
184 50 35:12:00 Kensey Bremner F Phoenix AZ F 0-19 4 17
187 51 35:14:00 Christopher Carow M Riverwoods IL M 50-59 10 34
304 52 35:25:00 Tom Regal M Chatsworth CA M 50-59 11 35
240 53 35:28:00 Rosemary Ireson F Petaluma CA F 0-19 5 18
288 54 35:32:00 Keith Moore M Provo UT M 20-29 7 36
247 55 35:36:00 Honora Kerr F Jackson WY F 30-39 4 19
222 56 35:42:00 Korhan Gurkan M San Francisco CA M 40-49 4 37
265 57 35:48:00 Jacob Leemans M Alameda CA M 0-19 6 38
348 58 36:07:00 Jose Villalon M M 30-39 6 39
245 59 36:27:00 Edward Jocson M La Mesa CA M 40-49 5 40
321 60 36:29:00 Jens Tuyls M Los Altos CA M 20-29 8 41
341 61 36:33:00 Jay Keitth M M 50-59 12 42
196 62 36:35:00 Colleen Curlin F San Francisco CA F 30-39 5 20
295 63 36:36:00 Meghana Paranjape F Belmont CA F 40-49 2 21
178 64 36:45:00 Elizabeth Berry F Modesto CA F 20-29 9 22
327 65 36:49:00 Christopher White M Bethesda MD M 50-59 13 43
227 66 36:50:00 John Han M San Mateo CA M 20-29 9 44
333 67 36:56:00 Chuck Worley M Cupertino CA M 70-79 1 45
200 68 37:07:00 Colin Davis M Newport Beach CA M 20-29 10 46
277 69 37:13:00 Kaelyn Mahar F Berkeley CA F 20-29 10 23
213 70 37:21:00 Massimiliano Ferrario M Gallarate M 40-49 6 47
279 71 37:36:00 Stuart McDougal M Tujunga CA M 50-59 14 48
226 72 37:53:00 Benjamin Han M San Francisco CA M 20-29 11 49
308 73 38:04:00 Roxanne Shuford F Bakersfield CA F 60-69 2 24
261 74 38:26:00 Alexander Lacayo M Pacifica CA M 30-39 7 50
186 75 38:29:00 Dan Butcher M Watsonville CA M 40-49 7 51
253 76 38:32:00 Shannon Kleinschmit M Martinez CA M 40-49 8 52
336 77 38:36:00 Barry Zamost M Long Beach CA M 60-69 6 53
182 78 38:44:00 Rob Bowman M North Ridgeville OH M 40-49 9 54
189 79 38:47:00 Denise Carr F San Jose CA F 50-59 1 25
216 80 38:51:00 Patrick Foley M El Granada M 40-49 10 55
271 81 38:56:00 Anna Angelika Lovett F West Ryde NSW F 30-39 6 26
315 82 38:57:00 Eli Swanberg-Kerns F Antioch CA F 30-39 7 27
224 83 39:01:00 Kira Halpern F El Cerrito CA F 50-59 2 28
176 84 39:05:00 Anna Bass F Houston TEXAS F 30-39 8 29
220 85 39:08:00 Kevin Glaser M Anaheim CA M 40-49 11 56
323 86 39:10:00 Chad Upham M San Francisco CA M 40-49 12 57
217 87 39:17:00 Tracey Gant F Mill Valley CA F 50-59 3 30
205 88 39:18:00 John Diserens M Sonoma CA M 60-69 7 58
180 89 39:37:00 Frederick Blair M Fairfield CA M 40-49 13 59
334 90 39:53:00 Jared Wunsch M Chicago IL M 40-49 14 60
331 91 40:02:00 Georg Friedrich Willmes M West Ryde NSW M 50-59 15 61
193 92 40:08:00 Chris Conner M San Francisco CA M 50-59 16 62
266 93 40:09:00 Scott Leemans M Alameda CA M 50-59 17 63
345 94 40:13:00 Lau Jinwah F F 40-49 3 31
291 95 40:18:00 Vikash Nandkeshwar M Sunnyvale CA M 30-39 8 64
290 96 40:29:00 Krish Nandkeshwar M Sunnyvale CA M 20-29 12 65
214 97 40:36:00 Melissa Fetner F Sacramento CA F 40-49 4 32
275 98 41:02:00 Subodh Madiwale M San Jose CA M 30-39 9 66
197 99 41:02:00 Michael Daly M San Jose CA M 40-49 15 67
326 100 41:10:00 Nicole Weed F San Lorenzo CA F 20-29 11 33
289 101 42:00:00 Brandon Murphy M South San Francisco CA M 30-39 10 68
335 102 42:01:00 Adam Youngson M Concord CA M 40-49 16 69
352 103 42:24:00 William Wilson M Mountain View CA M 70-79 2 70
183 104 42:31:00 Mark Boyd M Auckland M 60-69 8 71
211 105 43:53:00 Mary Favaro F Sonoma CA F 60-69 3 34
344 106 43:58:00 Jesse Gregor M M 20-29 13 72
239 107 44:06:00 Joe Hunter M Jackson MI M 50-59 18 73
276 108 44:06:00 Mario Magaa M Mexico M 30-39 11 74
320 109 44:06:00 Joan Turner F Eureka CA F 50-59 4 35
338 110 44:23:00 Nicolas Zapatero M Antioch CA M 30-39 12 75
256 111 45:17:00 Annie Knudson F Phillips F 40-49 5 36
203 112 46:04:00 Jemerson Diaz M San Jose CA M 30-39 13 76
237 113 46:04:00 Kirk Hourdajian M San Francisco CA M 30-39 14 77
173 114 46:06:00 Tobias Adryan M Maasmechelen LIMBURG M 20-29 14 78
223 115 47:18:00 Karen Halley F Us F 60-69 4 37
297 116 47:26:00 Becky Paschall F Visalia CA F 60-69 5 38
252 117 47:31:00 Jaimi Klein F San Francisco CA F 30-39 9 39
230 118 47:35:00 Sarah Hawkins F San Luis Obispo CA F 30-39 10 40
195 119 47:38:00 Marisa Cordova F Livermore CA F 40-49 6 41
343 120 48:33:00 Tamara Ostger F F 50-59 5 42
206 121 48:46:00 Michael Dowdy M Sonoma CA M 70-79 3 79
225 122 49:07:00 Tim Hamilton M San Jose CA M 40-49 17 80
318 123 49:14:00 Daria Tienbusch F Los Angeles CA F 30-39 11 43
218 124 49:19:00 Levy Gerzberg M Los Altos CA M 70-79 4 81
328 125 50:51:00 Lisa White F Oklahoma City OK F 20-29 12 44
192 126 52:15:00 Michael Clement M Brentwood CA M 50-59 19 82
340 127 53:03:00 Kaldip Choudhury M M 50-59 20 83
191 128 53:30:00 Scott Christopher M Elk Grove CA M 40-49 18 84
283 129 54:43:00 Huzefa Mehta M San Jose CA M 50-59 21 85
174 130 56:08:00 Porter Allen M Brentwood CA M 50-59 22 86
317 131 56:15:00 Ted Thompson M Weimar M 50-59 23 87
251 132 56:20:00 Kirill Khludnev M Samara M 30-39 15 88
284 133 56:50:00 Reena Mehta F San Jose CA F 50-59 6 45
346 134 56:54:00 Bob Boyle M Portola Valley CA M 60-69 9 89
281 135 57:48:00 Amal Mehta M San Jose CA M 0-19 7 90
280 136 58:03:00 John McPartland M Castro Valley CA M 70-79 5 91
190 137 58:07:00 Christina Carter F Boulder CO F 40-49 7 46
232 138 59:00:00 Mike Haynes M Magnolia TX M 40-49 19 92
299 139 59:51:00 Douglas Peterson M Denver CO M 20-29 15 93
268 140 1:04:13 Katherine Lester F Newmarket AUCKLAND F 50-59 7 4

Click here to see results from past years!