Northern California Open Water Swims - 2019

2019 Northern California race calendar (public)

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. Confirmed 2019 dates.
DateSwimLocationTypeDistanceOrganizer
3/16/2019 Winter Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi WWS
5/11/2019 Alcatraz Classic San Francisco bay 1.25 mi WWS
6/29/2019 Tahoe City Swim Tahoe City lake 0.5 / 1 / 2 mi Sierra
6/29/2019 Bridge to Bridge San Francisco bay 10 km WWS
7/14/2019 San Francisco Frogman San Francisco bay 1.5 mi indep.
7/20/2019 Trans Tahoe Relay Tahoe City lake 10 mi TOC
7/21/2019 Alpine Freshwater Swim Donner Lake lake 0.5, 1.2, 2.4 mi Sierra
8/3/2019 Santa Cruz Roughwater Santa Cruz ocean 1 mi USMS
8/4/2019 Cruz Cruise Santa Cruz ocean 2 mi USMS
8/10/2019 Swim Around the Rock San Francisco bay 3.25 mi WWS
8/11/2019 Baykeeper Golden Rivet Swim San Francisco bay 6.5 mi indep.
8/24/2019 Alcatraz Swim w/t Centurions San Francisco bay 1.25 mi WWS
8/24/2019 Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim Lake Tahoe lake 0.5, 1.2, 2.4 mi Sierra
9/7/2019 Alcatraz Invitational San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC
9/8/2019 Golden Gate Bridge to St. Francis San Francisco bay WWS
9/22/2019 Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco bay 1.15 mi WWS
9/28/2019 Swim Across America San Francisco bay 1.5 mi SAA

2019 dates not yet known

DateSwimLocationTypeDistanceOrganizer
6/10/2017 Sand Harbor Open Water Swim Lake Tahoe lake 0.5, 1.2, 2.4 mi indep.
7/23/2017 Humboldt Bay Critter Crawl Eureka bay 4.5 mi indep.
9/10/2017 Whiskeytown Lake Redding lake 1 mi, 2 mi USMS
5/19/2018 Spring Lake Santa Rosa lake 500m, 1 mi USMS
6/2/2018 Lake Berryessa Napa lake 1 mi, 2 mi USMS
6/9/2018 Lake Del Valle Livermore lake 1 mi, 2.5 km USMS
6/9/2018 Lake Del Valle Livermore lake 5K, 10 km USMS
6/30/2018 Capitola-Santa Cruz Pier-to-Pier Santa Cruz, CA ocean 10 km indep.
8/11/2018 Donner Lake Truckee lake 2.7 mi USMS
8/19/2018 RCP Tiburon Mile Tiburon bay 1 nautical mi indep.
9/22/2018 Keller Cove Richmond bay 0.5 mi, 1 mi, 2 mi USMS

2019 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. All swims finish at Aquatic Park unless otherwise noted.

DateSwimLocationTypeDistanceOrganizer
1/27/2019 Pier 41 San Francisco bay DC
2/9/2019 Nutcracker TBD San Francisco bay 6.5 mi SERC
2/9/2019 Gashouse Cove San Francisco bay DC
2/24/2019 Pier 39 San Francisco bay SERC
3/2/2019 Pier 39 San Francisco bay DC
3/17/2019 St Patricks Day Coghlan San Francisco bay SERC
3/23/2019 Yacht Harbor San Francisco bay DC
3/24/2019 Andy Field Bay Bridge San Francisco bay 3 mi SERC
4/5/2019 Evening Pier 39 San Francisco bay 1500m SERC
4/20/2019 Kirby Cove San Francisco bay 4.2 mi SERC
5/5/2019 5 Coves of Death San Francisco bay 4.5 mi SERC
5/7/2019 Pier 7 San Francisco bay SERC
5/12/2019 Bay Bridge San Francisco bay 3 mi DC
6/8/2019 Bay to Breakers San Francisco bay 10 mi SERC
6/15/2019 LGBT Pride Swim - Coghlan San Francisco bay SERC+DC
6/30/2019 Newbie Swim (Coghlan) San Francisco bay SERC
7/7/2019 AT&T Park San Francisco bay SERC
7/14/2019 Crissy Field San Francisco bay 2.2 mi DC
7/28/2019 Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC
8/11/2019 Icebergs Alcatraz San Francisco bay SERC
8/24/2019 Bob Roper Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco bay 1.85 mi SERC
8/31/2019 Fort Point San Francisco bay 3.1 mi DC
9/14/2019 SERC/DC Triathlon (Yacht Harbor) San Francisco bay SERC+DC
9/15/2019 Float-a-palooza (Pier 39) San Francisco bay SERC
10/6/2019 Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco bay 1.85 mi DC
10/19/2019 Alcatraz San Francisco bay DC
10/20/2019 Angel Island San Francisco bay SERC
10/26/2019 Yacht Harbor San Francisco bay 1.6 mi SERC
11/17/2019 Triangle of Doom (AP-Anita-Alcatraz) San Francisco bay SERC
11/28/2019 Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC
12/8/2019 NYD Qualifier San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC
1/1/2020 New Year's Day Alcatraz San Francisco bay 1.25 mi SERC+DC

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