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October 24th, 2004, 06:52 PM
I've been looking on line for events next year that are swims from Alcatraz to San Francisco.

I've noticed there are two major swims each year, Sharkefest and Centurions -- am I missing any?

Has anyone competed in either or both of these events? Have anything else to say about swimming from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park?

I've only been in one open water event -- the RCP Tiburon Mile last month.

October 26th, 2004, 12:44 PM
You should contact The Dolphin Club or The Southend Rowing Club. They run most of the events, and know about all open water swimming events in and around the SF Bay Area. Nice people there too! Gorgeous historic wooden boats!

The Dolphin Club (http://www.dolphinclub.org/swimming.html)

November 1st, 2004, 01:13 PM
Alcatraz Swim - South End Rowing Club (http://www.south-end.org/invitational/)

I'll be at this one next year.

Damage Inc
November 26th, 2004, 03:39 PM
I have done both the Sharkfest and Tiburon. Two very different events. Sharkfest has a great all around attmosphere and a nice venue for swimmers and spectators. Sharkfest is very organized and well run. Tiburon was very exciting but the venue/City of Tiburon is too small for this growing event. Tiburon is different in the Olympic class as well as College and age group swimmers that it attracts, as well as the $10,000
BTW, I plan to swim both in 2005

November 28th, 2004, 07:50 PM
Here's a link to Sharkfest


April 10th, 2005, 04:14 AM
Did anyone else notice that they are not having the Tiburon Mile this year? I swam last year and was looking forward to doing it again this year. But the website says it's not again until 2006. I was just wondering if anyone had heard why it's not happing this year?


Swimmer Bill
April 10th, 2005, 04:11 PM
I did the Alcatraz Sharkfest swim in 1998. The water was rough that day, so they rerouted the swim through the docks. I wore a wetsuit, but it was still very cold!

April 10th, 2005, 05:44 PM
I would point out that most of the swims mentioned here are not sanctioned Pacific LMSC events - they dont have to be, but please realize they are not.

michael moore, chairman
Pacific LMSC

May 8th, 2005, 10:34 AM
When I first heard that the Tiburon mile wasn't going this year I emailed the director. She said that they want to postpone it "in order to make it a world class event" or something to that effect, whatever that means.

I registered for the Alcatraz 100 on Sept. 10. Sharkfest was full before I could convince my wife that swimming 1.34 miles in the bay was a wise investment of $106.00.