Swimming from (or to) Alcatraz is one of the most iconic swims in San Francisco!

Crossing Count

Including doubles, my current Alcatraz count is 53.

Crossings with GPS Tracks1

Crossings before I got a GPS watch

Incomplete Crossings

These swims involved Alcataz but I do not consider them complete (and they don’t count towards my crossing total above). Either I didn’t make it all the way from the island, or didn’t start close enough to the island for it to count.


  1. Some GPS tracks are very inaccurate, my watch can be my arch nemesis sometimes. 

  2. I wore a wetsuit. What can I say, it was my first one! I didn’t know what to expect.