“Whooo!–Wow–What a rush!!” Those were the words of one first-time Team Hydro swimmer after he jumped into the bay to begin his first Alcatraz Escape for Hydrocephalus!! 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!!
Saturday, August 13, over a 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 Saturday!
Swimmer check-in: 6:30-7:55am
Gather at the Team Hydro Banner after checking in at race headquarters.
Walk to Ferries begins at 8:10am. Team Hydro swimmers take the ferry on the left!
Race begins at 9:30. (Signaled by 2nd ferry blast).
Swimmers to shore: 10-10:45 am!!
See YOU at the Team Hydro Banner!!
GO TEAM HYDRO–FIND A CURE!!