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Take The Rock Veterans Swim Challenge is a combined swim training and swim event aimed at people who have served in any branch of the U.S. military and their family members. (No Experience Necessary!) The organizers are veterans and our goal is to help you prepare and successfully swim from Alcatraz Island to the beach in San Francisco, a distance of approximately 1.3 miles. We swim Alcatraz in September, 2019.

We have had six annual Alcatraz swims to date, with the most recent one happening in September 2018 and 30 swimmers. A total of 260 participants have made the Alcatraz swim including people from California, Oregon, Florida, New York, and Australia. We especially welcome and support disabled veterans.

In order to join this group you must:

**fill out the questionnaire using your real first and last name,

**use a photo of yourself in your human form.

Welcome!!!

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Upcoming events (5+)

Coached Practice

Location visible to members

Coached Practice If you intend to come please RSVP so we'll know to expect you. 09:00: Meet at the bleachers, Wear swimsuit under clothing 09:15: Group check in, put on wetsuits and swim gear, receive workout instructions 09:20: SWIM! Bring: • Extra towel • Jug of warm water to drink and wash feet • Warm up clothes for after • Wetsuit, Goggles, Ear plugs, Brightly colored swim cap (no blue, purple or white) • Leave valuables safely locked up in your car AND out of sight.

Coached Practice

Location visible to members

Coached Practice If you intend to come please RSVP so we'll know to expect you. 09:00: Meet at the bleachers, Wear swimsuit under clothing 09:15: Group check in, put on wetsuits and swim gear, receive workout instructions 09:20: SWIM! Bring: • Extra towel • Jug of warm water to drink and wash feet • Warm up clothes for after • Wetsuit, Goggles, Ear plugs, Brightly colored swim cap (no blue, purple or white) • Leave valuables safely locked up in your car AND out of sight.

Take The Rock Alcatraz Swim Event

Aquatic Park

Swimmers must complete the #3 qualifier and be signed off by the Head Coach. More details and information to follow.

Wednesday morning veteran swim

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Meet at the south end rowing club about 10:15am. Ring the bell, sign in, pay $10 day guest fee. You will have use of the locker rooms, sauna and showers. Stow gear, bring a lock for day guest lockers. Meet on the boat dock ready to swim at 10:30am. Please message me on taketherock meetup if you plan on coming so that I know to look for you.

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