Winter Alcatraz results are posted! Congrats to everyone who finished, and especially to winner Julianna Benson, and first place male Ross Simmons! https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=130487
A very well organised company with safety as their number 1 priority ..... I completed the July 2017 Alcatraz crossing and will remember this experience
forever. Many thanks to Pedro and all his colle...agues for making it so special.
I am a two time Olympic swimmer for El Salvador. I am a distance swimmer and I competed in everything
from the 200, 400, 800, 1500m freestyles and the 200fly. I swam the 400 and 800m freestyles in Ath...ens 2004 and in Beijing 2008. After learning I had a labrum tear in my right shoulder, I thought I'd never be able to swim again. After some painful physical therapy, I got into Crossfitti ng, got back in the pool and signed up for my first Alcatraz in 2012. I was struggling to make the transition from the pool to open water. I had heard about Water World Swim from a friend. My first time in the bay with Water World was in 2012 and I haven't looked back since. These are some of the nicest and most wonderful people I've ever met. Coach Pedro helped me get over my fear of cold water. I learned how to navigate the bay, sight, and how to swim against tricky and rough currents. I've in turn now have done 10 Alcatraz swims, swam from the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge twice, swam in Lake Tahoe, and under the Golden Gate Bridge. If anyone wants to do an Alcatraz escape or learn how to swim in open water, I highly recommend these people. They have helped me find a love for open water swimming
Katie Voorhees Limb
I had heard that there was a local swim group that did regular swims in the Bay. Signed up for the Alcatraz swim and loved it! It was incredibly
well done, safe, and well supported. The people are all... incredibly helpful and friendly. The swim itself was amazing, the views are unreal. The swim is challengin g, but worth it.
The coaches are great with tips for all and especially
with minors. My daughter, Isabella, age 13, swam 3 open water practice swims and today swam Alcatraz to SF. This organizati on is friendly, fun,... and knowledgab le. I am comfortabl e and confident with her swimming with this group.
Lisa Kay Bush
A must do for those attempting
Alcatraz tri. Great crew, with great advice. Definitely calmed the nerves.
Julie Linn Visger
Amazing group of people! Had a great swim at Aquatic Park.