Sharkfest Swim Series

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The Sharkfest Swim Series is an open water swim series in the United States, managed by race director Dave Horning of Enviro-Sports with the assistance of Michelle Ruettinger.

Sharkfest Series Swims

The first Sharkfest Swim was held in San Francisco Bay, the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim in 1993. The second Sharkfest Swim didn't happen until 2009. But every year since then Enviro-Sports been adding additional point-to-point races to the series with the San Diego Sharkfest Swim event as the National Championship of the series.

Sharkfest Swim Schedule

  • 21st Annual Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim on 19 May 2013 in Alcatraz/Aquatic Park, San Francisco, California: 1.5 miles in ~60-62°F
  • 3rd Annual Potomac River Sharkfest Swim on 16 June 2013 in Potomac River, King George, California: 3 km in ~72-77°F
  • 4th Annual Lake Tahoe Sharkfest Swim on 25 August 2013 in Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Nevada: 1.2 miles in ~62-68°F
  • 2nd Annual Boston Sharkfest Swim on 21 September 2013 in Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts: 1.500 km in ~62-66°F
  • Zihuatanejo Sharkfest Swim - 2nd Annual on 12 January 2013
  • Golden Gate Sharkfest Swim - 3rd Annual (TBD)
  • San Diego Sharkfest Swim - 5th Annual on 6 October 2013

Now that the Sharkfest Swim events are a national series, the San Diego Sharkfest® Swim has become the National Sharkfest® Swim Series Championship Event. Each overall first place winner (male and female) from every 2013 Sharkfest Swim will win a free entry to compete in the Championship event.


Sharkfest Swims will be held in Austin, Charleston, Chicago, New York (Poughkeepsie: Mid-Hudson River), Newport (Rhode Island), Seattle, St. Augustine and Washington DC.


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