GOLDEN GATE
BRIDGE
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SEPTEMBER 2, 2023

50 SWIMMERS · 1.25 MI FROM THE SOUTH TOWER TO FINGER POINT ROCK

This 1.25 mile race begins at the ocean side of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge near Ft. Point Beach and goes under the Golden Gate Bridge past the north tower and finishes at Finger Point Rock. This is a rare opportunity to swim one of the most thrilling open water, world class competitions ever near a legendary historical landmark with unique currents from the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, and over the bay's deepest point at over 340 feet!

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. Feel free to submit your pool or open water mile times, or previous race results, for consideration before registering by contacting us.

Registrations for this event will open soon!

OUR 18TH ANNUAL EVENT

Join 50 swimmers in this 1.25 mi swim under the length of this iconic bridge.
Don't forget to look up during this swim!

COURSE RECORDS

MALE

Alexis Georges · 18:45 · 2013

 

FEMALE

Ceri Edwards · 21:48 · 2019

A LEGENDARY RACE UNDER AN ICONIC LANDMARK

A great race for those looking to swim the bay beyond Alcatraz.
At the gate of the Pacific, you'll be in water 340 feet deep.

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 12 are accepted. Children under 14 must be evaluated by a Water World Swim coach in a private session for a non-refundable $125 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. Children ages 15 - 18 require a signed note from their parents.

If the under 14 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 14 must pay an additional $125 to have an accompanying coach in the water.

Contact us about having your young swimmer join us!

2022 RESULTS & PARTICIPANTS

Overall

PlaceBibNameCategoryGenderFinish
132Guillaume VambenepeWetsuitMale25:02.3
29Clement GarnierWetsuitMale25:38.9
34Michael CrouseWetsuitMale26:07.8
43Elise BuellesbachWetsuitFemale26:43.0
518Christopher MaloneySkinMale27:42.1
66Jane DominicWetsuitFemale28:06.3
715Anaya KhanzodeSkinFemale28:51.5
821James McDowellWetsuitMale30:12.0
912Francis GrilloWetsuitMale30:13.4
1034Brant VickersWetsuitMale31:50.0
1136Jordan WattsWetsuitFemale32:22.1
1226Meghana ParanjapeWetsuitFemale32:56.6
1333Peter VerrijzerWetsuitMale33:35.2
1411Michelle GoodwinSkinFemale33:40.4
1514Rosemary IresonWetsuitFemale33:53.0
161David AtkinsWetsuitMale34:34.9
177Patrick FoleySkinMale35:30.2
1825Cheryl PalenWetsuitFemale35:31.5
1919Michael MaloneyWetsuitMale35:37.2
2020Adrianne MartinSkinMale35:38.3
2113Matthew HalprinWetsuitMale36:36.4
2222Sean MillerWetsuitMale37:18.7
2337Zac WebbWetsuitMale37:30.6
2428Ariella PoppleWetsuitFemale38:37.7
2535Linda WattsWetsuitFemale39:03.8
2624Lisa NeriWetsuitFemale39:04.8
2727Roger PetteyWetsuitMale39:12.2
2829Steve SlaterWetsuitMale39:29.4
2930Scott SympsonWetsuitMale39:55.0
3031Ted ThompsonWetsuitMale43:00.6
3110Levy GerzbergWetsuitMale44:14.2

Top three Female

NameCategoryGenderFinish
13Elise BuellesbachWetsuitFemale26:43.0
26Jane DominicWetsuitFemale28:06.3
315Anaya KhanzodeSkinFemale28:51.5

Top three Male

NameCategoryGenderFinish
132Guillaume VambenepeWetsuitMale25:02.3
29Clement GarnierWetsuitMale25:38.9
34Michael CrouseWetsuitMale26:07.8

To see results from previous years, click here.