September 29, 2013
Robert Placak, Tiburon Mile Founder with Kane Radford and Melissa Gorman, Elite Male and Female Winners 2012
Photo by Ian Thurston
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 $1,350,000 has been raised to benefit designated charities with over $50,000 raised in 2012 alone.
Robert Placak as Sharkie
Photo by Elliott Karlan
2012 Tiburon Mile
Event Founder, Robert C. Placak (RCP), presents his 13th Annual RCP Tiburon Mile, an open water swimming competition from Angel Island to Tiburon, California, one nautical mile. Over 90 Olympic, World and National Champions participate. Because of the distance and seasonal timing of the race (post Olympic, World and/or Pan Pacific Championships), many pool swimmers test their mettle against open water elites. Male and female winners each receive a $10,000 prize. This is a Gold Medal Media, LLC production. SwimSwam Partners, LLC work with the RCP Tiburon Mile team to promote this elite competition and report the race results.
13th Annual Tiburon Mile - Highlights and TV Show Teaser from SwimSwam
Bob Placak with Kathy Ireland, talking Tiburon Mile & Sprint Classic
Bob Placak KRON 4 Interview, 09/13/2011
RCP Tiburon Mile Preview
The results from the 2012 RCP Tiburon Mile are now available.
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Lead swimmers coming out of Ayala Cove 2012.
Kane Radford, Elite Male Winner 2012.
Inspire Greatness and help raise money for our designated charities!
The RCP Tiburon Mile Open Water Swim has a commitment to give back to the community through our fundraising efforts. Help us raise $100,000 this year to help keep these charities going strong! Since 1999 we have raised over $1,350,000 for our designated charities. You can participate by swimming for pledges. While training for the Tiburon Mile, begin your fundraising campaign by using our printable pledge form to track and mail in your donations and pledges. Thank you in advance for supporting these worthwhile organizations and for giving back.
While training for the Tiburon Mile, begin your fundraising campaign by using our printable PLEDGE FORM to track and mail in your donations and pledges. Thank you in advance for supporting these worthwhile organizations and for giving back.
Swimming World Magazine
"A Magical Event - The RCP Tiburon Mile, an open water race in the San Francisco Bay, is competitive swimming at its finest. Vibrant upbeat, close-knit, generous and incredibly inspiring.