If you can swim a mile in the pool you are ready to transition to open water! Our Swim With Pedro sessions are 1-hour workouts and a great place to practice in the open water with coaches on hand whether you're training for an event or getting into open water for the first time. You’ll find both those new to open water swimming and those who have completed Alcatraz hundreds of times, but we divide the group into skill and confidence level so everyone gets the most out of their swim. We have several routes that start within the cove for beginner swimmers. You'll have the opportunity to confer with coaches about your goals and ask for tips.
Joining us for the first time? We'll start off by saying hi and introducing you to the group! We have first timers group together to swim the buoy line with guidance from an onshore coach. You'll have a more individualized introduction to the bay and your coach will help you consider your goals, speed, and comfort level so you can dive right into the right group for you at your next session.