Alcatraz Crossings & Clinics....................................................................................................................................
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- Crossings - Monthly (all year)
Clinics - once a month (or upon request)
- Meet at Aquatic Park at Hyde and Jefferson
- Crossings - $165-185
Clinics - $185
- Click here to view and sign up for upcoming crossings and clinics
- $55.per person (1 or 2 per swimmer, only if spaces are available at the time of registration closing) Pay on site before boarding. To reserve email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The crossings from Alcatraz are recommended for those swimmers who have either taken the Water World Swim Alcatraz Swim Clinic or who feel confident and have had prior experience swimming in the open water.
Our crossings are usually limited to 30-35 swimmers and are accompanied by three or more of our coaches. Our crossings are supported by the best Water World Swim pilots. After a brief, but thorough discussion of the conditions of the bay during your crossing, we will jump from our boat, and swim toward our destination across the bay.
Swimmers will be divided in two or three groups of slow, medium and competitive levels in which are accompanied by our coaches. This is surely an exciting and thrilling swim.
Be sure to meet 45 minutes before jump time. Bring 2 towels, warm clothes for on the boat and afterwards, have your wetsuit on in boat and be ready to jump. Bring your swim gear (cap, earplugs, goggles, etc.) and warm tea or drink in thermos for after.
We have a series of Alcatraz swim clinics scheduled for this season. Do not miss the opportunity to learn about the crossing before your event. Many swimmers who have trained with us during our clinics have reported better times in their competitions this year, plus they felt strong and confident during their race. During our Alcatraz clinics, swimmers are transported to Alcatraz by boat. Once we arrive at Alcatraz the participants swim parallel to the island to experience sighting and feel the currents of the bay. After the swimmers return to the boat they are taken to the potato patch where they can experience the rough water directly in front of Alcatraz.
This is very valuable experience so that on race day you don't encounter an unwelcome surprise-you are ready! The last jump is usually near the destination of the race and swimmers practice their sighting, and "feel" the water near the cove opening to Aquatic Park, the steps of the Saint Francis Yacht Club or Crissy Field. You will learn about the currents you might expect during your race and plan your route accordingly.
Upon request our WWS coaches will critique your stroke and provide you with suggestions to make your stroke more efficient and faster. This is a wonderful experience with a great group of people in a non-competitive environment.