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.

Last year we had 30 swimmers, including disabled veterans, and this year we are hoping to attract 75 or more swimmers.  We especially welcome and support those with physical disabilities.

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.

Whether you wish to be a swimmer, an escort kayaker, coach, boat captain, or a volunteer please simply JOIN and in the first word of your self-introduction identify yourself as either "Swimmer", "Volunteer", Boat Captain, Volunteer, or "Coach".  That will help us keep track of who is who.

Welcome!!!  This is going to be fun!

Take The Rock Team

Join us and be the first to know when new Meetups are scheduled
Log in with Facebook to find out
By creating a Meetup account, you agree to the Terms of Service

Training and Event Schedule (see "Pages" tab above for instructions)

  • 3 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Practice with Terri Parker

    2 Aqua Vets

    Get there early, be suited up and ready b4 10am Feet wet NLT 10:10 Not for first timers.  Have at least one practice under your belt or be a returning swimmer from last year.
  • 5 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Group Practice: Uncoached

    1 Member

    10:00: Meet at the bleachers 10:15: Group  check in and buddy up - - agree on workout course and time in the water. Here are some ideas for workout courses: > swim the... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Coached Practice

    7 Aqua Vets | 5.00 | 41 Photos

    Coached Practice 10:00: Meet at the bleachers 10:15: Group  check in and workout instructions 10:20: SWIM!
  • July 23 · 6:00 PM

    Practice with John Sims

    3 Aqua Vets | 5.00

    Get there early, be suited up and ready b4 6pm Feet wet NLT 6:10pm
  • July 21 · 10:00 AM

    Practice with Terri Parker

    3 Aqua Vets | 5.00

    Get there early, be suited up and ready b4 10am Feet wet NLT 10:10 Not for first timers.  Have at least one practice under your belt or be a returning swimmer from last year.
  • More Meetups

What's new

 
Founded Aug 8, 2013

Help support your Meetup

Chip in

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Henry

I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.

Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy