So Stacked – 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile Deep with Talent

  1 Mike Lewis | August 29th, 2013 | 2012 Tiburon Mile, Featured, News, Open Water

It’s one of the most amazing open water swimming races in the world – the RCP Tiburon Mile in the iconic San Francisco bay.  It’s become a who’s who race in open water swimming with $10,000 in prize money going to each of the men and women’s winner.

The 2013 event features some of the greatest names in open water swimming (not to their pool fame).  Also, beyond the elite division, the event features over 700 swimmers who come to compete in the age group categories and enjoy the one of a kind festive atmosphere.  Race founder and organizer Bob Placak knows how to treat swimmers well, and he is a great swimmer in his own right. Bob was an NCAA All-American at UCLA, and he won the Gold Medal in the 100 butterfly at the 1979 Pan American Games.

The RCP Tiburon Mile also serves as fundraiser for some great causes including Hospice by the Bay. SwimSwam contributor Mike Lewis will be calling the race for the live broadcast – which will be featured on numerous swimming websites including here on SwimSwam.  You can find more information, including how to enter, on the RCP Tiburon Mile website.

To sign up for the 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile, go here.

Here are some of the confirmed elite athletes competing:

Brooke Bennett

Christine Jennings

Becca Mann

Haley Anderson

Keri-Anne Payne

Luane Rowe

Ashley Twichell

Ridge Grimsey

Michael Sheil

Alexander Studzinski

Evgeny Bezruchenko

Eric Nilsson

Kane Radford

 Chip Peterson

Dennis Bowser

Aimeson King

George O’Brien

Jarred Poort

Valerio Cleri

Richard Weinberger

Oussama Mellouli

Mateusz Sawrymowicz

Vladimir Dyatchin



  1. Megalodon says:

    Don’t forget to include Great White Sharks on this list.

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About Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis has nearly three decades of open water swimming experience as both an athlete and coach. He has worked with a wide range of athletes including Olympians and World Record Holders. Mike was as an administrator in the U.S. Olympic movement for 10 years and was a team director for the 2000 Olympic games. Mike himself is an avid swimmer and has notched several top 10 rankings in US Masters swimming. Mike and his wife Cynthia founded "Did you swim today?" – a global gathering place for swimmers to share their positive experiences in the pool and the open water. Read More »