This is the swim the Anglin Brothers and Frank Lee Morris successfully attempted in their escape from Alcatraz on the night of June 12, 1962.
Alcatraz Sharkfest 2018 Swim UPDATE: Course Change
Based on the small craft advisory warning for Saturday morning, and with the full concurrence of the US Coast Guard, San Francisco Police Department, and the National Park Service, we have had to change the swim route from Alcatraz to a swim course of approximately one mile within the safe harbor of Aquatic Park. The forecast calls for wind speeds of 20-30 mph and gusts of 40 mph in the San Francisco Bay which would be highly unsafe for swimmers, kayakers and support boats. The safety of the swimmers and rescue personnel is our highest priority. It's always a disappointment when we can't produce the event in the way we intended and in the way that you've been training for, but producing and participating in open water swim events means we are at the mercy of Mother Nature.