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 have had four annual Alcatraz swims to date, with the most recent one happening on September 2016 and 59 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!