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Escape from Alcatraz Island

Every year hundreds to thousands join the Alcatraz swim events. Some swimmers are new, others do this every year.

What provokes them to wake up early in the morning and jump in the freezing San Francisco bay? Is it competitive spirit? Or for the bragging rights and gold medal? I don't know. All I could say is that's rockin' cool!

Years ago, a number of prisoners have tempted the miserable, pushing waters for their freedom. But none are known to successfully escape.

Below are the upcoming and past event dates. You can watch, or better yet, join and challenge yourself. But beware, these swims are no joke. Practice and prepare!

A typical swim will consist of about a distance of 1.5 miles in open waters. Yes, the currents will most likely work against you. The temperature could be around 60 degrees or lower.

Alcatraz Invitational Swim - September 29th, 2013

Check out the official Alcatraz Invitational site

Alcatraz 100 - September 28th 2013

Check out the official Alcatraz 100 site

Alcatraz Escape from the Rock - June 2nd 2013

Check out the official Alcatraz Escape from the Rock site

Tri-California - Orca Alcatraz Challenge - May 27th 2013

Check out the official Tri-California - Orca Alcatraz Challenge site

Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim - May 19th 2013

Check out the official Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim site

Swim F.A.S.T - April 2nd-3rd 2013

Check out the official Swim F.A.S.T site

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon - March 3rd 2013

Check out the official Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon site

Please feel free to contact me if you know of more Swim events. Thanks!