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Swim: Round-Trip Alcatraz

Escaping is the easy part. Real criminals go around!

It’s about 1.3 miles from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park, and if you time it right, the currents are usually manageable. But if you want to swim out and around Alcatraz, and then go back it’s about 3.5 miles, and the currents are a whole lot more tricky.

In this swim, John and friends took on the challenge late on a summer morning. It was tricky timing. Jump too early, and the flood is too strong. Jump too late, and the winds will be too strong. And in this case, both were true!

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