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21st Annual Alcatraz Invitational

South End Rowing Club

Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:30 AM (PDT)

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1.27 mile open water swim from a point abeam Alcatraz Island back to the South End Rowing Clubhouse at the foot of the Hyde St. Pier in San Francisco.

Both "Suits" and "Skins" Divisions.  Each participant receives a distinctive Finisher Medal, swim cap, t-shirt, and brunch ticket. Awards to over-all winners in each division.

Spectator passes are available for $40, spectators may ride on a separate boat from swimmers.  Please know that if your swimmer can swim a mile in 25 minutes or less, then you will probably miss your swimmer finishing the swim if you are on the spectator boat.  

Swimmers 14 and under need to have the permission of the Race Director to swim.  Please email the race director for instructions -

Times are subject to change. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Registration opens at 05:30 am

07:15 am Mandatory Race Briefing

7:45 am Walk short distance to boat

8:00 am Boat leaves dock

8:30 am Swim begins abeam Alcatraz

9:15 am Brunch served

9:45 am Swim ends

10:00 am Awards Ceremony

We will send out 2 swim updates prior to the swim to registered participants.  Please also see our event webpage for additional details and for the FAQ for the event. 


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