Northern California Open Water Swims

Calendar of organized ocean swims, lake swims, and other open-water swim races in Northern California. San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Monterey, Shasta, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties.

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2017 Northern California race calendar (public)

Date Swim Location Type Distance Org.
1/7/2017 Winter Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi WWS
2/4/2017 24 Hour Relay San Francisco bay - indep.
5/13/2017 Alcatraz Classic San Francisco bay 1.25 mi WWS
5/20/2017 Spring Lake Santa Rosa lake 500m, 1 mi USMS
6/3/2017 Lake Berryessa Napa lake 1 mi, 2 mi USMS
6/10/2017 Lake Del Valle Livermore lake 5K, 10 km USMS
6/10/2017 Sand Harbor Open Water Swim Lake Tahoe lake 0.5, 1.2, 2.4 mi indep.
6/11/2017 Lake Del Valle Livermore lake 1 mi, 2.5 km USMS
7/2/2017 Swim Around the Rock San Francisco bay 3.25 mi WWS
7/9/2017 Baykeeper Golden Rivet Swim San Francisco bay 6.5 mi indep.
7/22/2017 Golden Gate Bridge to St. Francis San Francisco bay WWS
7/22/2017 Trans Tahoe Relay Tahoe City lake 10 mi TOC
7/22/2017 Truckee Open Water Swim Donner Lake lake 0.5, 1.2, 2.4 mi indep.
7/23/2017 Humboldt Bay Critter Crawl Eureka bay 4.5 mi indep.
7/29/2017 Santa Cruz Roughwater Santa Cruz ocean 1 mi USMS
7/30/2017 Cruz Cruise Santa Cruz ocean 2 mi USMS
8/5/2017 Bridge to Bridge San Francisco bay 10 km WWS
8/6/2017 Golden Gate Frogman San Francisco bay 1.5 mi indep.
8/12/2017 Donner Lake Truckee lake 2.7 mi USMS
8/26/2017 Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim Lake Tahoe lake 0.5, 1.2, 2.4 mi indep.
9/10/2017 Whiskeytown Lake Redding lake 1 mi, 2 mi USMS
9/17/2017 Swim Across America San Francisco bay 1.5 mi SAA
9/23/2017 Alcatraz Invitational San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC
9/30/2017 Alcatraz Swim w/t Centurions San Francisco bay 1.25 mi WWS
10/21/2017 Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco bay 1.85 mi WWS
2018 RCP Tiburon Mile Tiburon bay 1 nautical mi indep.

2016 Combined South End Rowing Club and Dolphin Club swim calendars

The following are private club swims organized by the South End Rowing Club or Dolphin Club and are not open to the public.

Date Swim Location Type Distance Org.
2/9/2016 Point Bonita San Francisco bay 6.5 mi SERC
2/21/2016 Yacht Harbor San Francisco bay 1.6 mi SERC
2/21/2016 Gashouse Cove San Francisco bay 1500m DC
3/20/2016 St Patricks Day Coghlan San Francisco bay SERC
3/20/2016 Yacht Harbor San Francisco bay 1.6 mi DC
3/26/2016 AT&T Park San Francisco bay 4.25 mi SERC
3/26/2016 AT&T-Anita Rock-AP San Francisco bay SERC
4/23/2016 Kirby Cove San Francisco bay 4.2 mi SERC
5/5/2016 5 Coves of Death San Francisco bay 4.5 mi SERC
5/7/2016 Bay Bridge San Francisco bay 3 mi SERC
5/14/2016 Candlestick San Francisco bay 10 mi SERC
5/28/2016 Bay Bridge San Francisco bay 3 mi DC
5/28/2016 Bay to Breakers San Francisco bay 10 mi SERC
6/4/2016 Crissy Field San Francisco bay 2.2 mi DC
6/19/2016 Father's Day Yacht Harbor San Francisco bay 1.6 mi SERC
6/24/2016 Evening Gashouse San Francisco bay 1500m SERC
6/26/2016 LGBT Pride Swim - Pier 39 San Francisco bay SERC+DC
7/2/2016 Fort Point San Francisco bay 3.1 mi DC
7/9/2016 Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC
7/17/2016 Coghlan Beach San Francisco bay DC
8/13/2016 Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco bay 1.85 mi SERC
8/14/2016 Anita Rock San Francisco bay 2 mi SERC
8/27/2016 Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco bay 1.85 mi DC
9/10/2016 Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi DC
10/16/2016 Anita Rock San Francisco bay 2 mi SERC
10/29/2016 Angel Island San Francisco bay 3.5 mi SERC
11/12/2016 AP-Anita Rock-Alcatraz-AP San Francisco bay SERC
11/24/2016 Thanksgiving Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC
12/11/2016 NYD Qualifier Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC
1/1/2017 New Year's Day Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC+DC

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