January 07, 2017 at Water World Swim in San Francisco.
– Twenty (20) swimmers will start the race at Alcatraz and finish at Aquatic Park
– Good for experienced swimmers acclimated to cold looking for a chilly challenge!
LEARN MORE: https://waterworldswim.com/swims-events/winter-alcatraz/
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Use coupon code EARLYBIRD2017 to get 25% off all events on the 2017 calendar when you register before January 1, 2017 12:00am PST!
This is a very challenging and highly unique swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park limited to 20 swimmers looking for a winter challenge! Competitors will begin the race right by Alcatraz Island and finish on the shore of Aquatic Park in time to warm up at the bleachers. Water temperatures can be as low as 48°F but usually vary between 49-53°F, so check out our tips on getting acclimatized to cold water and preferably attend some winter clinics and swims. This is not the time to try out cold water swimming for the first time!
Only swimmers with extensive open water experience or presently training should register. Feel free to contact us with your swimming resume so we can assess if this is a good challenge for you. Swimmers can opt to wear wetsuits, or swim skin – we have a special award for the first skin swimmer in!
This information is subject to change. Registered swimmers will receive an email 1-2 weeks prior to race day confirming conditions, temperatures, times, locations, parking options, etc. Passenger space, if available, will be made available for registration and announced in that email as well.
– 6:30am: Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf at Jefferson and Jones Streets
– 7:15am :Board the boat
– 7:30am:Jump in the water. Finish line will be at Aquatic Park.