Winter Alcatraz results are posted! Congrats to everyone who finished, and especially to winner Julianna Benson, and first place male Ross Simmons!

Results for Winter Alcatraz 2018 in San Francisco, CA United States. Times for Mass start Swimming - open water race.

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Sara Edwards
· November 26, 2017
The only thing I insisted on doing when my family visited San Francisco was to swim in the Bay. I swam in Aquatic Park yesterday, but Swim with Pedro at Chrissy Field was a special experience. Amazing!!!!
Conor Magee
· July 30, 2017
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. See More
Golda Marcus
· July 26, 2015
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 Crossfitting, 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 See More
Katie Voorhees Limb
· June 24, 2017
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 challenging, but worth it. See More
Stacey Duckett
· August 28, 2016
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 organization is friendly, fun,... and knowledgable. I am comfortable and confident with her swimming with this group. See More
Heidi Kirby
· August 18, 2017
Enjoyed the Alcatraz swim and felt totally safe and confident with WWS :o) Thank you.
Catherine Wood Taylor
· December 6, 2016
I start Sunday and I am so excited! I met Pedro on the beach after my swim and he has a program that meets all of my open water needs�!!!
Jean Miller Mariner
· September 5, 2016
Love these folks!!!! They helped me prepare for Alcatraz swim and gave great advice on things big and little. Friendly and fun. Safe.
Jake Glodowski
· December 17, 2015
It's like eating ice cream while sitting on a cloud floating over a forest of fluffy teddy bears.
Lisa Kay Bush
· June 15, 2016
A must do for those attempting Alcatraz tri. Great crew, with great advice. Definitely calmed the nerves.
Candace Zipf Kimbrell
· June 7, 2015
Wonderful test swim for escape from alcatraz. Captains and instructors were all very organized and informative. Definitely helped with the mental confidence on race day. Thanks!
Holly Gallardo-Silver
· March 23, 2015
Most awesome group of people great swims so much fun!! Love WWS!!!
Julie Linn Visger
· June 14, 2015
Amazing group of people! Had a great swim at Aquatic Park.
Joe Brooks
· June 6, 2015