“Another day in paradise
The club has free “first come, first serve” sunriser swims that occur around dawn. Bob Roper, who famously holds the fastest Golden Gate swim record (17 minutes 21 seconds), created the Sunriser swim concept. He got the club to purhcase our beloved motor-powered inflatable boats and piloted for almost every sunriser for the the first several years. As Bobby says, “anything worth doing is worth overdoing” (among other Roperisms like “shut up and swim!” and “it’s going to be GREAT!”). Bobby also created many of our nutcracker swims such as Point Bonita to Club, Bay2Breakers (Bay Bridge to Ocean Beach), Candlestick Park to Club, and Round-trip Angel Island, the definite marathon swim in the Bay.
Sunriser swims are out-of-cove swims that can vary in length and distance. All sunriser swims are with the current and finish at the club. Some popular sunriser swims are:
All sunriser swims are a “first come, first serve” basis and only happen if at least one pilot has volunteered!
Sunriser swims don’t have many rules, but the ones that we do have for them are:
To see the sunriser schedule or sign up to pilot a sunriser, click here.
The legendary Bob Roper piloting.