The Swim Course at Alcatraz and About the Rock
Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California. Due to its isolation from the outside by the cold, strong, hazardous currents of the waters of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz (often referred to as The Rock) was used as a federal prison and housed high profile criminals and gangsters such as Al Capone.
In its 29 years of operation, there were 14 attempts to escape from Alcatraz prison involving 36 inmates. Officially, every escape attempt failed, although a select few were never found and presumed dead or disappeared without trace.
Shewli in the News
Thanks 7 News for interviewing me and airing my cause.
Practicing in Chatfield Lake
Getting ready for my 1.5 mile bay swim by swimming in cold Colorado lakes