Swim Events | Escape
from Alcatraz | Big Swims
Whether you yearn to swim the Golden Gate, aspire to conquer
the English Channel, or simply love paddling around in cold
water, you'll feel at home
at the Dolphin Club.
Our members swim year-round in the waters of Aquatic Park,
where temperatures vary from about 50 F in January to about
61 F in September (unless El Nino warms things up!). A line
of buoys parallel to the shore marks a quarter-mile course;
you may also swim anywhere else inside the pier and breakwater
that you feel comfortable.
After six months' membership in good standing, members
may participate in the Club's organized swim program: approximately
20 swims inside and outside the cove throughout the year.
Highlights of the program include the Golden Gate and Alcatraz
swims, twilight swims followed by potluck barbecues, and
our longest swim, Fort Point to Aquatic Park.
If you're not into the mass swim scene, you can sign up
for our mileage competitions instead. If you can swim at
least 40 miles between December 21 and March 21, you're
honored as an official Dolphin Club Polar Bear.
Even more challenging is the 100-mile swim, June 1 to October
31, in San Francisco Bay waters.
To find out more, contact one of the swim commissioners
listed on our contact page.