RCP Tiburon Mile

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Chip Peterson, the overall winner of the RCP Tiburon Mile, out in the lead in San Francisco Bay
RCP Tiburon Mile, the most competitive open water race in the world
Mateusz Sawrymowicz (left), race director Bob Placak (middle), and Ashley Twichell at end of 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile
Ashley Twichell winning the 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco Bay. Photo courtesy of Ian Thurston
Mateusz Sawrymowicz, winner of the 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco Bay. Photo courtesy of Ian Thurston.
The RCP Tiburon Mile was envisioned and founded by Bob Placak and is a 1 nautical mile cold-water swim from Angel Island in San Francisco Bay to the city of Tiburon in California, U.S.A. It is the most competitive open water swim in the world that pits Olympic pool swimming medalists against the fastest open water swimmers in the world. It offers a winner-take-all cash prize of US$10,000 for the fastest male and female. About 50% of the competitors use wetsuits.



The Tiburon Mile is one of the world's greatest open water swimming extravaganzas and is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims and one of America's Top 50 Open Water Swims. It is held in San Francisco Bay in the city of Tiburon, California in September or October depending on the tides.


1 Nautical Mile




City San Francisco Bay, Tiburon

State/County/Province California

Country USA

Region Americas


Name Bob Placak, Race Founder and Director

Telephone +1-415-507-1440

Event Information

Month: September

Event Date: September 29, 2013 (Tentative Date)

Website: RCP Tiburon Mile

Class: Pro and amateur

Wetsuit: Yes

Relay: No

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