Event Details for
Alcatraz Invitational Swim

Saturday, September 23, 2023 9:00 AM

500 Jefferson St San Francisco, CA 94109 500 Jefferson St San Francisco, CA 94109 94109

Presented by South End Rowing Club

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Alcatraz Invitational Swim


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 $50, 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 11, 2021

05:00 am Registration opens

06:15 am Mandatory Race Briefing

06:30 am Walk short distance to boat

07:00 am Boat leaves dock

07:30 am Swim begins abeam Alcatraz

08:00 am Brunch served

09:45 am Swim ends

09:30 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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