RCP Tiburon Mile

Since Robert C. Placak founded The Tiburon Mile in 1999, swimmers and swimming fans have converged in the town of Tiburon to participate in one of the most competitive and prestigious open water swims in the world – the RCP Tiburon Mile.

Athletes swim one nautical mile from San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island to the shores of Downtown Tiburon. They compete in one of several divisions including Elite, Age Group and Wet Suit – all vying for cash and prizes. Participating swimmers include Olympic and World Champion swimmers from the USA, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Germany. Also competing in this world class event are national and local pool and open water swimmers, as well as collegiate swimmers. Throughout the years, over $650,000 has been raised to benefit the designated charity, Special Olympics Northern California.

View highlights of Comcast SportsNet coverage of 2008 event in four parts from YouTube:

Part 1 (3m 32s flashplayer required to view)

Part 2 (5m 5s flashplayer required to view)

Not sure what happened to part 3 (but when we find it we’ll publish it here)

Part 4 (2m 21s flashplayer required to view)

View highlights of Fox TV coverage from 2007 event on YouTube:

Part 1 (5m 14s flashplayer required to view)

Part 2 (1m 52s flashplayer required to view)

Part 3-1 (8m 51s flashplayer required to view)

Part 3-2 (3m 50s flashplayer required to view)

Part 4 (5m 12s flashplayer required to view)

Part 5 (1m 8s flashplayer required to view)