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Golden Gate Bridge

Swim 1.15mi
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50 swimmers will start the race at the South Tower and finish at Fingerpoint Rock. A thrilling world class swim at a historic landmark for experienced swimmers!

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    Swim 1.15mi
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Golden Gate Bridge route

This 3K (approx. 1.15 mi) race begins at the ocean side of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge near Ft. Point Beach and goes under the Golden Gate Bridge past the north tower and finishes at Finger Point Rock. This is a rare opportunity to swim one of the most thrilling open water, world class competitions ever near a legendary historical landmark with unique currents from the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, and over the bay's deepest point at over 340 feet!

This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help.

Event Details

Registered swimmers will receive an email 1-2 weeks prior to race day confirming conditions, temperatures, times, locations, parking options, etc. Passenger space, if available, will be made available for registration and announced in that email as well. We cannot guarantee passenger space and any made available is first come, first served.

6:00 am Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf at Jefferson and Jones Streets
6:45 am Board the boat
7:00 am Jump in the water. Finish line will be at Fingerpoint Rock. Swimmers will board the boat again after finishing to return to the wharf by 10:00am.

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Water World Swim has been offering open water swimming events and programs for over 15 years. They include weekly workouts and training, Alcatraz crossings and clinics, the New Waves program for young swimmers with open water swimming interest, and many others.


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