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San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
WHERE : ALCATRAZ ISLAND
MAXIMUM 6 SWIMMERS (Sorry No Passengers in these clinics- Observers must pay the same fee as a swimmer taking the clinic.)
MEETING TIME: 7:00 A.M.
PLACE TO MEET: Fisherman Wharf- Jefferson St. and Jones St.
INSTRUCTORS: Pedro Ordenes, ASCA /Jake Glodowski, ASCA
BOAT : WILD WAVE; Captain Tom Zizzo
During our Alcatraz clinics, swimmers are transported to Alcatraz by boat. Once we arrive at Alcatraz the participants swim parallel to the island to experience sighting and feel the currents of the bay. After the swimmers return to the boat they are taken to the potato patch where they can experience the rough water directly in front of Alcatraz.
This is very valuable experience so that on race day you don't encounter an unwelcome surprise-you are ready! The last jump is usually near the destination of the race and swimmers practice their sighting, and "feel" the water near the cove opening to Aquatic Park, the steps of the Saint Francis Yacht Club or Crissy Field. You will learn about the currents you might expect during your race and plan your route accordingly.
Upon request our WWS coaches will critique your stroke and provide you with suggestions to make your stroke more efficient and faster. This is a wonderful experience with a great group of people in a non-competitive environment.
Many swimmers who have trained with us during our clinics have reported better times in their competitions this year, plus they felt strong and confident during their race.
NO-REFUNDS once registered. ( POSITIVELY NO REFUNDS)
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When & Where
Water World Swim
Water World Swim has been offering open water swimming events and training programs for over 16 years. Some of our programs include the “Swim with Pedro”
Weekly workouts and training sessions, regular Alcatraz crossings and instructional clinics, the New Waves program for young swimmers with an interest in open water swimming, and our numerous open water races and events.
Our swims have been chosen for their beauty, safety , and general “coolness” factor. Each swim is prepared, organized, and guided by a team of local coaches and swimmers with vast experience and in-depth knowledge of the local waters. All our swims are fully certified, permitted and supported by the U.S. Coast Guard.
We welcome swimmers from all over the world with all levels of ability. If you are training for an upcoming competition, want to accomplish a swim from Alcatraz, or just want to experience swimming in the beautiful waters of the San Francisco Bay, then we encourage you to join us. We offer something for everyone.
Invite you to check our 2013 swim program listing full of swimming events for everyone interested in taking the challenge and register in the swim of your choice.