Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim UPDATE: Course Change
Based on the small craft advisory warning for Saturday morning, and with the full concurrence of the US Coast Guard, San Francisco Police Department, and the National Park Service, we have had to change the swim route from Alcatraz to a swim course of approximately one mile within the safe harbor of Aquatic Park. The forecast calls for wind speeds of 20-30 mph and gusts of 40 mph in the San Francisco Bay which would be highly unsafe for swimmers, kayakers and support boats. The safety of the swimmers and rescue personnel is our highest priority. It's always a disappointment when we can't produce the event in the way we intended and in the way that you've been training for, but producing and participating in open water swim events means we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. The updated race day itinerary for the new course inside Aquatic Park can be seen in THIS EMAIL that was sent to all registered participants.
Every swimmer dreams of making the ultimate "ESCAPE" from the historical island prison located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay! This is the swim the Anglin Brothers and Frank Lee Morris successfully attempted in their escape from Alcatraz on the night of June 12, 1962. Who knows where they are now? Who cares?!! Now it's YOUR turn! The event is limited to 800 participants and sells out months in advance every year so don't wait too long to register!
PLEASE NOTE: This swim is NOT for NOVICES. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.
$150.00Jun 4 – Jul 14
$175.00Jul 15 – Aug 31
$200.00Sep 1 – Dec 31
$225.00Jan 1 – Feb 28
$275.00Feb 28 – Jun 9
- June 9 8:50 AM PDT - Race Start