I have just started training for the "Escape from Alcatraz" swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco on Sunday, October 15 at nine in the morning.
The distance is about 1 1/2 miles and the water temperature will be in the low 60s. I estimate that it will take me a little bit over an hour to complete the course.
There will be at least 200 people doing the swim and it will be well supervised, so I do not envisage any problems. I will keep you informed of my progress when anything interesting happens.