These crossings from Alcatraz are recommended for those swimmers who have either taken the Water World Swim Alcatraz Swim Clinic or who feel confident and have had prior experience swimming in cool open water.
Our crossings are usually limited to six to twelve (6 to 12) swimmers and are accompanied by three or more of our coaches. Our crossings are supported by the best Water World Swim pilots. After a brief, but thorough discussion of the conditions of the bay during your crossing, we will jump from our boat, and swim toward our destination across the bay.
Swimmers will be divided in two or three groups of slow, medium and competitive levels in which are accompanied by our coaches. This is surely an exciting and thrilling swim.
Be sure to meet 45 minutes before jump time. Bring 2 towels, warm clothes for on the boat and afterwards, have your wetsuit on in boat and be ready to jump. Bring your swim gear (cap, earplugs, goggles, etc.) and warm tea or drink in thermos for after.
MEETING TIME :8:15-8:30 a.m.
BOARDING: 8:45 a.m.
MEETING PLACE : Jefferson St. and Jones St. (next to Castagnola Restaurant-) FISHERMAN WHARF
JUMP TIME: 9:15 a.m.(After U.S.Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Clearance)
PASSENGER FEE: $ 65.00 ( PASSENGERS ARE ALLOWED ONLY IF SPACES ARE AVAILABLE)
DEFINETIVELY NO REGISTRATION ON SAME DAY. (Water World Swim 2013 members- 30% discount for all events) Before registering please read our non-refund policy.
If you cannot participate in an event for which you have registered, you may be eligible to receive a Rollover Credit, which may be applied towards any future Water World Swim event. Rollover Credits may be applied toward any Water World Swim event(s) at any time- There's no expiration on your credit. To retain a Rollover Credit, you must notify us of your intentions to pull out of a race NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS OR 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE.
f within the 15 days leading up to the event a medical reason, military deployment or death in the family will prevent your participation, you must notify us in writing and attach documentation (i.e. doctor’s note, deployment notice) to support your claim. We must be in receipt of your written notice at least 72 hours before the published swim start time. All requests for Rollover Credits for any reason besides medical, military deployment or death within 15 days of race day will be denied.
No credits will be issued within the last 72 hours prior to swim start. A Rollover Fee will apply for all Rollover Credits
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We reserve the right to cancel a swim due to extreme weather conditions. This is for your own safety and safety of the support team. U.S. Coast Guard may not allow the swim to take place due to different extreme circumstances. In case of extraordiany situation, like terrorism, earthquake, natural disaster, oil spill or cases outside our control, then will be the time we wil evaluate the situation in order to process full refunds.
The amounts listed below will be deducted from the original entry fee paid (less any online processing fees) to determine the remaining amount of credit:
Monthly Alcatraz Swim " $50
Alcatraz with the Centurions $50
Swim Around the Rock $50
Bridge to Bridge 10K swim $50
Golden Gate Bridge Swim 3K $50
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.
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