Bob Placak

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Heidi George of the Tahoe Eleven Milers racing the diving Bob Placak of the RCP Tiburon Milers at the 2006 Trans Tahoe Relay in Lake Tahoe
Mateusz Sawrymowicz (left), Bob Placak (middle), and Ashley Twichell at end of 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile
2016 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medalist Ferry Weertman and FINA 5 km world champion Ashley Twichell won the 2018 RCP Tiburon Mile, directed by Bob Placak

Bob Placak is an American pool and open water swimmer from California.

Swimming Highlights

  • He is the founder and race director of the RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco Bay, California, USA.
  • He was a world-class pool swimmer who represented U.C.L.A. at the NCAA Championships and the United States at the Pan American Games in the butterfly and relay events and in other international competitions.
  • He holds the record for the fastest Alcatraz Invitational Swim in San Francisco Bay in history, set in 1989 in 1 hour 5 minutes 15 seconds.

Shark Encounter

Placak also experienced a scary Galapagos shark (known to be interested in swim fins) encounter in the Galapagos Islands in 2012.

RCP Tiburon Mile

Placak is the race director for the RCP Tiburon Mile. Athletes in the RCP Tiburon Mile have been nominated and won the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year including Andrew Smilley and Mateusz Sawrymowicz.

2018 RCP Tiburon Mile Broadcast

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