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57° Water. 1.5 Miles. No turning back.

Escaping from Alcatraz: Making the Swim, A Firsthand Account

Bobbing in the middle of San Francisco Bay I panted as I treaded water. My arms were turning to rubber and the wetsuit was chafing my neck. I needed to stop for a rest. My friend and kayak pilot, Kevin, paddled over and said, “Good job, you’re almost a third of the way done.” Really?…