Alcatraz Invitational Swim

Alcatraz Invitational Swim

The Alcatraz Invitational Swim is an open water swimming competition hosted by the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco, California. Its record is held by Bob Placak, set in 1989 in 1 hour 5 minutes.

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Name of Race

Alcatraz Invitational Swim

Event Month

September

Region

North America

Body of Water

Bay

Distances Offered

2-3k

Temperature

Moderate

Experience

Beginner

Water Type

Ocean

Swim Type

Race

Description

The Alcatraz Invitational Swim is an open water swimming competition hosted by the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco, California. Its record is held by Bob Placak, set in 1989 in 1 hour 5 minutes.

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Both Suits and Skins divisions are offered. Swimmers 14 and under need to have the permission of the race director to swim.

Water Temperature

The water in San Francisco Bay in September is typically around 60 to 62°F (15 to 17°C).

Cut-off Time

90 minutes is the maximum, but we take each swimmer’s situation into consideration and encourage every swimmer to finish. Ultimately we take direction from the US Coast Guard and San Francisco Police Department as to when to end the swim – especially in the shipping channel. Slower swimmers may be repositioned so they can safely finish the swim.

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