Race from the Rock

March 15, 2018

Race from the Rock

These days, swimming from Alcatraz to the shore of San Francisco is an athletic feat. But back when the island was home to a maximum security prison, it was an act of desperation. As 25 swimmers get ready to brave the bay’s chilly waters this Sunday, March 18 for the annual Winter Alcatraz race, reporter Zoë Ferrigno learns about the swim’s thrilling history.

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REPORTER: Zoë Ferrigno

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