17th Annual RCP Tiburon Mile Will Feature Zane Grothe, Ashley Twitchell

The 17th annual RCP Tiburon Mile Open Water Swim is coming up on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 9a.m. Olympic and World Champions, as well as avid open water swimmers of all ages and levels converge in the San Francisco Bay, California to battle it out in what has been named “one of the world’s most competitive open water swims.” This competitive race integrates the best pool and open water world champions in one venue.

Starting at Angel Island and swimming their way through the Raccoon Straight, swimmers will finish the one nautical mile race on the shores of Tiburon at Sam’s Anchor Café.

This annual event has raised over $1.5 million for charity since 1999- this year’s proceeds will be directed to supporting LifeHouse.

Spectators are invited to watch the race unfold at Shoreline Park in Tiburon with a back drop of the beautiful San Francisco Bay and views of the skyline of San Francisco. There will be a live band and a gourmet picnic by top restaurants in Marin including Sol Food Restaurant, Milano Ristorante, Il Davide Cucina Italian and Guaymas Restaurant.

Among the elite swimmers who will head to the RCP Tiburon Mile are Olympic Swimmers and invitees:

  • Ferry Weertman, Netherlands, 2016 Olympics, 10k open water swim Gold medalist
  • Renomi Kromowidjojo, 400 meter free relay, 2016 Olympic Gold medalist, from the Netherlands.
  • Zane Grothe, USA 500 & 1650 Freestyle American record holder
  • World Champion, Ashley Twitchell, USA, 3-time RCP Tiburon Mile Elite winner
  • Italian Open Water National swim team – including Silver medalist in the Women’s 10k open water Rio Olympics 2016
  • Ricardo Vargas, Mexico. Mexican National distance record holder. 5k Open
  • Dave Heron, USA, Open Water USA, National Champion

Event Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018 shot gun start @ 9:00 am

Event: 1 nautical mile open water swim and music/food festival

Location: Angel Island to Sam’s Anchor Café in Tiburon

Charity: LifeHouse ~ serving developmentally disabled since 1954

Attendance: 500 Athletes and 1,500 spectators

Divisions: Elite, Age Group and Wetsuit
Cost: $179 till 8/04/18, after 8/04/18 will be $225, and $300 day of, plus $20 lunch tickets

For further information on how to attend and report on this exciting, one of a kind, local event, and for Press Credentials, contact, Michele Lyn Forsythe-Manso at event.director@placak.com Hotline: 415-306-0716 website; www.rcptiburonmile.com

— The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with RCP Tiburon. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com.

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Author: Daniel D'Addona

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Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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