Your heart is racing, your face and fingers stinging a tad from the cold. As you look at the beautiful city skyline off in the distance over the churning chop, you might wonder for a SPLIT second, “Why am I doing this again?”
And no wonder! It is NO ordinary thing to make the swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco across the bay!!
Indeed, in order to complete this treacherous swim, our Hydrosharks need jump into the freezing cold bay from a ferry rocking in the waves! Our swimmers then brave freezing water temperatures and fight a fierce and mounting tide as they make their way ,stroke by stroke across the churning bay to a shore, almost 2 miles away!!
Why would anyone even attempt such a thing?!
We at Team Hydro have very good reason–we swim for great cause–to raise awareness and fund for Hydrocephalus Research!! Make a contribution and tell your friends: www.donate.teamhydro.org
Sunday, June 4th, ~100 members of our intrepid group will once again attempt the Escape! We cant wait to gather on the shore of aquatic Park to join together in our desire to FIND a CURE for Hydrocephalus!
We look forward to seeing all our swimmers and on-land supporters by the Team Hydro Banner at Aquatic Park on Sunday!
- 5:45–7:05AM: Race check-in begins at at the race finish in Aquatic Park
- Following check-in just make your way to the Team Hydro Banner located to the far side of the grandstands (away from check-in)! We’ll have a secure spot for you to keep your belongings, as well as snacks and camaraderie available! We’ll also provide a pre-race update on the water conditions, weather, etc. Collect your FREE cap and patient story as well!
- 7:25am: We’ll walk together to the ferries (Team Hydro swimmers take the ferry on the RIGHT)!!
- 8:45am: Race start!
- 9:15am-10:00am: On-land Supporters can Look for our Swimmers in our special ORANGE TEAM HYDRO caps to begin making it to shore!
See YOU at the Team Hydro Banner!!
GO TEAM HYDRO–FIND A CURE!!
Thanks to our friend and swimmer Phil Levi from Burlingame Fitness for the video recapping a past Team Hydro Swim!