Take The Rock Veterans Swim Challenge is a combined swim training swim event aimed at people who have served in any branch of the U.S. military.  (No Experience Necessary!) The organizers are veterans and our goal is to prepare and successfully swim from Alcatraz Island to the beach in San Francisco, a distance of approximately 1.3 miles.

We have had three annual Alcatraz swims to date, with the most recent one happening on September 20th 2015 and 40 veteran swimmers.  We especially welcome and support disabled veterans.

There is no charge for the coaching or the Alcatraz swim.  We are all volunteers and most or all the costs will be covered by the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley, the Nadadores Locos Swim Club, and the volunteers themselves.

In order to join this group you must fill out the questionnaire and use a photo of yourself in your human form, and your real first and last name, no aliases please!


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