Swim Around The Rock
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AUGUST 14, 2016

Join us for this round trip Alcatraz swim at Aquatic Park! This swim is a great challenge for fast swimmers that requires a strategic race plan to swim the 3.25 mile course with tides and fast currents around Alcatraz. This is also an excellent event to help prepare for open water endurance competitions. Some of the best open water swimmers at the national level compete in Swim Around The Rock.

This event is for experienced open water swimmers only. This swim will not only require swimming strength and open water experience, but expert ability in navigating a winning course with complex currents.

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.

  • AUGUST 14, 2016
  • 11th Annual Event
  • Maximum of 25 swimmers
  • 3.25 mi swim from Aquatic Park, around the Rock, and back
  • $325-375 non-members; $275-299 members & military
  • Registration deadline is August 1, 2016
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 and participants

SAR 2015

Overall
Place Bib Name Location Category Age Gender Time Difference % Back % Winning
1 5 Golda Marcus Campbell, CA Skin 32 Female 1:25:30.6 100%
2 1 Zach Margolis San Francisco, CA Skin 26 Male 1:27:02.9 +1:32.3 +1.8% 98.2%
3 10 Jordan Rogers-Smith Royston, Hertfordshire Skin 26 Male 1:29:11.7 +3:41.1 +4.3% 95.9%
4 16 Howard Tucker Morgantown, PA Wetsuit 32 Male 1:30:38.8 +5:08.2 +6.0% 94.3%
5 6 Caleb Stephens Pleasanton, CA Wetsuit 37 Male 1:41:39.5 +16:08.9 +18.9% 84.1%
6 11 Colin Booth Edinburgh, Scotland Wetsuit 36 Male 1:47:46.6 +22:16.0 +26.0% 79.3%
7 15 Mitali Khanzode Sunnyvale, CA Wetsuit 13 Female 1:47:53.7 +22:23.1 +26.2% 79.3%
8 17 Angel More San Carlos, CA Skin 12 Female 1:48:08.1 +22:37.5 +26.5% 79.1%
9 9 Chris Davis Oakland, CA Wetsuit 30 Male 1:51:11.0 +25:40.4 +30.0% 76.9%
10 19 Tiffany Mcqueen Helendale, CA Skin 43 Female 1:51:51.6 +26:21.0 +30.8% 76.4%
11 7 Matthew Smith Campbell, CA Wetsuit 26 Male 1:52:08.6 +26:38.0 +31.1% 76.3%
12 2 Piriya Suwannakoon San Mateo, CA Wetsuit 45 Male 1:52:13.3 +26:42.7 +31.2% 76.2%
13 3 Jessica Reiter Davis, CA Wetsuit 21 Female 1:54:49.4 +29:18.8 +34.3% 74.5%
14 13 Ann Apple Erie, CO Skin 51 Female 1:54:56.3 +29:25.7 +34.4% 74.4%
15 18 Zach Reeves Monterey, CA Skin 38 Male 1:56:21.8 +30:51.2 +36.1% 73.5%
16 20 Scott Duncombe Wetsuit 29 Male 1:56:42.1 +31:11.5 +36.5% 73.3%
17 4 Roberto Anji Los Gatos, CA Wetsuit 48 Male 1:56:54.8 +31:24.2 +36.7% 73.1%
18 12 Kenneth Clews San Francisco, CA Wetsuit 54 Male 1:58:40.0 +33:09.4 +38.8% 72.1%
19 14 Amanda Vance Napa, CA Wetsuit 39 Female 2:07:47.5 +42:16.9 +49.4% 66.9%
20 8 Frederick Blair Fairfield, CA Skin 45 Male 2:08:00.3 +42:29.7 +49.7% 66.8%
Overall – Female
Place Bib Name Location Category Age Gender Time Difference % Back % Winning
1 5 Golda Marcus Campbell, CA Skin 32 Female 1:25:30.6 100%
2 15 Mitali Khanzode Sunnyvale, CA Wetsuit 13 Female 1:47:53.7 +22:23.1 +26.2% 79.3%
3 17 Angel More San Carlos, CA Skin 12 Female 1:48:08.1 +22:37.5 +26.5% 79.1%
4 19 Tiffany Mcqueen Helendale, CA Skin 43 Female 1:51:51.6 +26:21.0 +30.8% 76.4%
5 3 Jessica Reiter Davis, CA Wetsuit 21 Female 1:54:49.4 +29:18.8 +34.3% 74.5%
6 13 Ann Apple Erie, CO Skin 51 Female 1:54:56.3 +29:25.7 +34.4% 74.4%
7 14 Amanda Vance Napa, CA Wetsuit 39 Female 2:07:47.5 +42:16.9 +49.4% 66.9%
Overall – Male
Place Bib Name Location Category Age Gender Time Difference % Back % Winning
1 1 Zach Margolis San Francisco, CA Skin 26 Male 1:27:02.9 100%
2 10 Jordan Rogers-Smith Royston, Hertfordshire Skin 26 Male 1:29:11.7 +2:08.8 +2.5% 97.6%
3 16 Howard Tucker Morgantown, PA Wetsuit 32 Male 1:30:38.8 +3:35.9 +4.1% 96.0%
4 6 Caleb Stephens Pleasanton, CA Wetsuit 37 Male 1:41:39.5 +14:36.6 +16.8% 85.6%
5 11 Colin Booth Edinburgh, Scotland Wetsuit 36 Male 1:47:46.6 +20:43.7 +23.8% 80.8%
6 9 Chris Davis Oakland, CA Wetsuit 30 Male 1:51:11.0 +24:08.1 +27.7% 78.3%
7 7 Matthew Smith Campbell, CA Wetsuit 26 Male 1:52:08.6 +25:05.7 +28.8% 77.6%
8 2 Piriya Suwannakoon San Mateo, CA Wetsuit 45 Male 1:52:13.3 +25:10.4 +28.9% 77.6%
9 18 Zach Reeves Monterey, CA Skin 38 Male 1:56:21.8 +29:18.9 +33.7% 74.8%
10 20 Scott Duncombe Wetsuit 29 Male 1:56:42.1 +29:39.2 +34.1% 74.6%
11 4 Roberto Anji Los Gatos, CA Wetsuit 48 Male 1:56:54.8 +29:51.9 +34.3% 74.5%
12 12 Kenneth Clews San Francisco, CA Wetsuit 54 Male 1:58:40.0 +31:37.1 +36.3% 73.4%
13 8 Frederick Blair Fairfield, CA Skin 45 Male 2:08:00.3 +40:57.4 +47.1% 68.0%
Skin
Place Bib Name Location Category Age Gender Time Difference % Back % Winning
1 5 Golda Marcus Campbell, CA Skin 32 Female 1:25:30.6 100%
2 1 Zach Margolis San Francisco, CA Skin 26 Male 1:27:02.9 +1:32.3 +1.8% 98.2%
3 10 Jordan Rogers-Smith Royston, Hertfordshire Skin 26 Male 1:29:11.7 +3:41.1 +4.3% 95.9%
4 17 Angel More San Carlos, CA Skin 12 Female 1:48:08.1 +22:37.5 +26.5% 79.1%
5 19 Tiffany Mcqueen Helendale, CA Skin 43 Female 1:51:51.6 +26:21.0 +30.8% 76.4%
6 13 Ann Apple Erie, CO Skin 51 Female 1:54:56.3 +29:25.7 +34.4% 74.4%
7 18 Zach Reeves Monterey, CA Skin 38 Male 1:56:21.8 +30:51.2 +36.1% 73.5%
8 8 Frederick Blair Fairfield, CA Skin 45 Male 2:08:00.3 +42:29.7 +49.7% 66.8%
Skin – Female
Place Bib Name Location Category Age Gender Time Difference % Back % Winning
1 5 Golda Marcus Campbell, CA Skin 32 Female 1:25:30.6 100%
2 17 Angel More San Carlos, CA Skin 12 Female 1:48:08.1 +22:37.5 +26.5% 79.1%
3 19 Tiffany Mcqueen Helendale, CA Skin 43 Female 1:51:51.6 +26:21.0 +30.8% 76.4%
4 13 Ann Apple Erie, CO Skin 51 Female 1:54:56.3 +29:25.7 +34.4% 74.4%
Skin – Male
Place Bib Name Location Category Age Gender Time Difference % Back % Winning
1 1 Zach Margolis San Francisco, CA Skin 26 Male 1:27:02.9 100%
2 10 Jordan Rogers-Smith Royston, Hertfordshire Skin 26 Male 1:29:11.7 +2:08.8 +2.5% 97.6%
3 18 Zach Reeves Monterey, CA Skin 38 Male 1:56:21.8 +29:18.9 +33.7% 74.8%
4 8 Frederick Blair Fairfield, CA Skin 45 Male 2:08:00.3 +40:57.4 +47.1% 68.0%
Wetsuit
Place Bib Name Location Category Age Gender Time Difference % Back % Winning
1 16 Howard Tucker Morgantown, PA Wetsuit 32 Male 1:30:38.8 100%
2 6 Caleb Stephens Pleasanton, CA Wetsuit 37 Male 1:41:39.5 +11:00.7 +12.1% 89.2%
3 11 Colin Booth Edinburgh, Scotland Wetsuit 36 Male 1:47:46.6 +17:07.8 +18.9% 84.1%
4 15 Mitali Khanzode Sunnyvale, CA Wetsuit 13 Female 1:47:53.7 +17:14.9 +19.0% 84.0%
5 9 Chris Davis Oakland, CA Wetsuit 30 Male 1:51:11.0 +20:32.2 +22.7% 81.5%
6 7 Matthew Smith Campbell, CA Wetsuit 26 Male 1:52:08.6 +21:29.8 +23.7% 80.8%
7 2 Piriya Suwannakoon San Mateo, CA Wetsuit 45 Male 1:52:13.3 +21:34.5 +23.8% 80.8%
8 3 Jessica Reiter Davis, CA Wetsuit 21 Female 1:54:49.4 +24:10.6 +26.7% 78.9%
9 20 Scott Duncombe Wetsuit 29 Male 1:56:42.1 +26:03.3 +28.7% 77.7%
10 4 Roberto Anji Los Gatos, CA Wetsuit 48 Male 1:56:54.8 +26:16.0 +29.0% 77.5%
11 12 Kenneth Clews San Francisco, CA Wetsuit 54 Male 1:58:40.0 +28:01.2 +30.9% 76.4%
12 14 Amanda Vance Napa, CA Wetsuit 39 Female 2:07:47.5 +37:08.7 +41.0% 70.9%
Wetsuit – Female
Place Bib Name Location Category Age Gender Time Difference % Back % Winning
1 15 Mitali Khanzode Sunnyvale, CA Wetsuit 13 Female 1:47:53.7 100%
2 3 Jessica Reiter Davis, CA Wetsuit 21 Female 1:54:49.4 +6:55.7 +6.4% 94.0%
3 14 Amanda Vance Napa, CA Wetsuit 39 Female 2:07:47.5 +19:53.8 +18.4% 84.4%
Wetsuit – Male
Place Bib Name Location Category Age Gender Time Difference % Back % Winning
1 16 Howard Tucker Morgantown, PA Wetsuit 32 Male 1:30:38.8 100%
2 6 Caleb Stephens Pleasanton, CA Wetsuit 37 Male 1:41:39.5 +11:00.7 +12.1% 89.2%
3 11 Colin Booth Edinburgh, Scotland Wetsuit 36 Male 1:47:46.6 +17:07.8 +18.9% 84.1%
4 9 Chris Davis Oakland, CA Wetsuit 30 Male 1:51:11.0 +20:32.2 +22.7% 81.5%
5 7 Matthew Smith Campbell, CA Wetsuit 26 Male 1:52:08.6 +21:29.8 +23.7% 80.8%
6 2 Piriya Suwannakoon San Mateo, CA Wetsuit 45 Male 1:52:13.3 +21:34.5 +23.8% 80.8%
7 20 Scott Duncombe Wetsuit 29 Male 1:56:42.1 +26:03.3 +28.7% 77.7%
8 4 Roberto Anji Los Gatos, CA Wetsuit 48 Male 1:56:54.8 +26:16.0 +29.0% 77.5%
9 12 Kenneth Clews San Francisco, CA Wetsuit 54 Male 1:58:40.0 +28:01.2 +30.9% 76.4%

SAR 2014

NOTES LAST FIRST TIME SEX WETSUIT AGE CITY STATE COUNTRY
Saxon David 1:18:55 M Wetsuit 24 Oakland CA USA
Chung John 1:21:00 M SKIN 44 Goleta CA USA
McConica Jim 1:21:00 M SKIN 63 Ventura CA USA
Smallwood Aubrie 1:24:25 F SKIN 29 Camarillo CA USA
Hewitt Jeff 1:24:37 M Wetsuit 45 Menlo Park CA USA
Spasojevic Nemanja 1:25:07 M SKIN 31 San Francisco CA USA
Stafford Donald 1:25:40 M SKIN 52 Camarillo CA USA
Warmuth Stacey 1:25:45 F SKIN 57 Ventura CA USA
Ball Thomas 1:26:17 M SKIN 54 Ventura CA USA
Holmes Warren 1:30:20 M Wetsuit 30 San Francisco CA USA
Stewart Tamie 1:31:46 F SKIN 41 Ventura CA USA
Kaufman Kendra 1:38:00 F SKIN 39 San Diego CA USA
Faller Peter 1:43:34 M Wetsuit 47 Boulder CO USA
REP Hollingsworth Carolyn 2:08:33 F Wetsuit 49 Santa Monica CA USA
REP King Marshall 2:08:36 M SKIN 45 Richardson TX USA
REP More Angel 2:08:42 F Wetsuit 11 San Carlos CA USA
Hendra Candace 2:08:50 F Wetsuit 61 Danville CA USA
Ding Gregory 2:09:40 M Wetsuit 55 Palo Alto CA USA
Paskvan Jake 2:09:40 M Wetsuit 43 Joliet IL USA
Hoskins Charles NO SHOW M Wetsuit 55 Huntington Beach CA USA
Jirkovsky Zach NO SHOW M SKIN 32 Ventura CA USA
Gallo Matt NO SHOW M Wetsuit 51 Healdsburg CA USA

SAR 2013

PLACE TIME LAST FIRST AGE GENDER
1 1.20.08 8 SAXON DAVID 23 MALE
2 1.26.18 14 SIMMONS ROSS 49 MALE
3 1.27.10 16 WRIGHT HUNTER 16 MALE
4 1.30.50 13 MALINAK* ANDREW 26 MALE
5 1.31.30 6 TARDY PHILIPPE 49 MALE
6 1.33.11 10 WELLS NICHOLAS 23 MALE
7 1.38.20 15 BLEZIEN JILLIAN 15 FEMALE
8 1.45.10 2 RAUZON JUSTIN 33 MALE
9 1.50.52 11 KONKEL REBECCA 51 FEMALE
10 2.02.50R 5 JONES DAVID 65 MALE
11 2.04.03R 12 MCDOUGAL STUART 51 MALE
12 2.04.48R 9 WARNEKE FREDERICK 28 MALE
13 2.05.03 3 BRAUN BILL 64 MALE
14 2.07.02 4 FRICKE OSCAR 62 MALE
15 DNF 7 HASSAN MAZEN 45 MALE
16 REP 1 PEARL CARL 38 MALE

SAR 2011

PLACE TIME # FIRST LAST SEX AGE WETSU
IT
1 1:10:09 24 OLIVER KUSCH M 44 YES
2 1:19:23 2 TREVOR STONE M 26 YES
3 1:19:48 30 STEVEN BECKETT M 49 NO
4 1:20:26 3 WARREN HOLMES M 27 YES
5 1:20:57 5 KENT NICHOLAS M 44 NO
6 1:23:11 35 MATTHEW TOZER M 38 YES
7 1:29:35 25 JOHN PRICHARD M 21 NO
8 1:30:45 47 MCKINNEY LIVINGSTON M YES
9 1:30:51 34 MATT GALLO M 48 YES
10 1:30:54 36 DUSTIN SIRES M 30 YES
11 1:30:59 28 ADRIANNE VASEY F 32 YES
12 1:33:54 21 MATT BONDURANT M 40 YES
13 1:38:55 13 DAN MOSHER M 38 YES
14 1:43:59 18 KURT LINDORFER M 52 YES
15 1:44:25 33 ANDREW LEGGE M 29 NO
16 1:47:02 7 JIM LUNT M 62 YES
17 1:49:09 19 DAN BEEMAN M 46 NO
18 1:49:12 12 GREG TATE M 40 YES
19 1:55:38 32 GOODY TYLER IV M 34 NO
20 1:55:54 40 STUART MCDOUGAL M 49 YES
21 1:56:28 8 KEN MIGNOSA M 47 NO
22 1:57:50 17 JEREMY NEWMAN M 32 YES
23 1:58:47 45 THOMAS ZIMMER M YES
24 2:00:09 22 CAMILO RINCÓN M 31 YES
25 2:00:12 20 BRIAN HERSBTRITT M 48 YES
26 2:00:58 23 PETER DICKINSON M 50 NO
27 2:01:00 44 BRIAN HARNESS M YES
28 2:01:09 37 ANDREW MCLAUGHIN M YES
29 2:01:44 14 STEVE KNAUER M 48 NO
30 2:02:28 43 KACIE WISE F 33 YES
31 2:02:47 31 OWEN GRAY M 45 YES
32 2:02:59 6 SCOTT ADAMS M 53 YES
33 2:03:07 11 CHAD JOHNSON M 41 YES
34 2:03:08 42 LES HARDER M 58 NO
35 2:08:44 39 HEATHER SCOTT F 34 YES
36 2:09:05 16 AVANI DAVE F 20 NO
37 2:09:22 27 DOUGLAS STILLMAN M 51 NO
38 2:09:40 46 ANN SCHNUER F NO
39 2:09:48 15 JAYDEV DAVE M 26 NO
40 2:09:50 29 GARY GORDON M 53 NO
41 2:10:46 1 BRYON BRANDT M 56 YES
42 2:10:59 48 CHARLES RICARDO M NO
43 2:11:27 41 VALTER VERGNANO M 39 YES

SAR 2010

SKIN DIVISION ‐ MALE
DIVISION OVERALL FIRST NAME LAST NAME AGE CITY STATE TIME
1 7 6 ROB DUMOUCHEL 29 ARROYO GRANDE CA 1:48:00
2 8 5 KEVIN KIRMSE 47 LOS GATOS CA 1:48:30
3 9 23 CESAR DIAZ 16 WALNUT CREEK CA 1:48:56
4 11 7 MARK PICKENS 48 HUDHSON CA 1:49:59
5 13 10 BRAD SCHINDLER 37 RANCHO CORDOVA CA 1:50:21
6 14 12 DOUG PRICHARD 52 NEWPORT BEACH CA 1:54:20
7 24 2 CHRIS SAMUEL 49 STAMFORD CT 1:58:20
8 28 13 JOHN PRICHARD 20 NEWPORT BEACH CA 2:02:28
SKIN DIVISION ‐ FEMALE
DIVISION OVERALL FIRST NAME LAST NAME AGE CITY STATE TIME
1 27 25 JAIMIE MONAHAN 30 SAN FRANCISCO CA 2:01:03
WETSUIT DIVISION ‐ MALE
DIVISION OVERALL FIRST NAME LAST NAME AGE CITY STATE TIME
1 1 27 JACKSON MILLER 15 OAKLAND CA 1:29:37
2 2 17 ROBERT STERNFELS 40 SAN FRANCISCO CA 1:31:27
3 3 19 DAVID SAXON 20 ALLSTON CA 1:34:23
4 4 14 MIKE MITCHELL 53 LAGUNA NIGUEL CA 1:37:39
5 5 22 MICHAEL BARRY 48 WALNUT CREEK CA 1:42:26
6 10 15 RICK FATH 39 LOS ALTOS CA 1:49:17
7 12 16 SCOTT MATTHEWS 48 AUBURN WA 1:50:17
8 15 8 KAZUAKI OHARA 43 LOS ALTOS CA 1:56:18
9 16 21 CHRIS CHURCHILL 46 CORTE MADERA CA 1:56:40
10 17 26 HUZEFA MEHTA 43 SAN JOSE CA 1:56:47
11 18 4 BRIAN THOMS 35 OAKLAND CA 1:57:09
12 19 20 CHAD JOHNSON 40 MESA AZ 1:57:13
13 20 30 DONALD HALLORAN 48 TX 1:57:24
14 21 29 CHRIS CONNER CA 1:57:34
15 22 24 TOM ETTINGER 61 LA CRESCENTA CA 1:57:49
16 23 9 TOM GALLO 45 MODESTO CA 1:58:16
17 25 11 ROB COONS 41 SAN FRANCISCO CA 1:58:41
WETSUIT DIVISION ‐ FEMALE
DIVISION OVERALL FIRST NAME LAST NAME AGE CITY STATE TIME
1 6 18 KATHERINE STERNFELS 37 MILL VALLEY CA 1:43:05
2 26 1 LESLIE PODELL 40 SAN FRANCISCO CA 1:59:32
3 29 28 ANN TURTLE 36 DUBLIN CA 2:02:34