Update: 15 volunteers successfully swam around Pom Pom Island in memoriam of TRACC Founder Steve Oakley. Watch for our next swim in 2018, and help us keep fighting for sharks. The fifth annual Swim for Sharks started across the globe in Malaysian Borneo. This awareness and fundraising swim rounded Pom Pom Island, to help raise funds [...]
As an ocean swimmer and diver I frequently swim with sharks, although most of the time I don't see them. This summer I swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco, entering the water not far from where a white shark had consumed a seal only a few days before. To the soundtrack of Jaws provided by an excited seventh grader, the [...]
Sharktober News October 25, 2015 It has been an interesting Sharktober. Not only did a white shark prey on a seal in front of a group of thrilled 5th graders near Alcatraz Island, the kill was captured and shared to over 1.6 million on the internet. Most of the press and reactions have been favorable, but [...]
Press Release: Swimmers call out to protect sharks by swimming for them across the San Francisco Bay.
10/27/15 San Francisco CA, For Immediate Distribution Contact: David McGuire Shark Stewards (415) 350-3790, sharksteward(at)gmail.com Swimmers call out to protect sharks by swimming for them across the San Francisco Bay. On Sunday November 1, a group of elite swimmers is raising awareness on the plight of sharks by swimming 8 miles across the San Francisco Bay [...]
This summer I swam from Alcatraz Island, entering the water not far from where a white shark had been observed preying on a pinniped 6 days before. Along with a few fellow Dolphin Club swimmers we stroked our way unharmed to Aquatic Park, past a curious sea lion, and no doubt over many species of small and [...]