120 People Take Plunge in Annual New Year’s Day Alcatraz Swim

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NBC Bay Area

More than 100 swimmers jumped from Alcatraz Island into San Francisco Bay Tuesday morning for the annual New Year's Day Alcatraz swim, sponsored by the South End Rowing Club.

The 120 swimmers made the leap at 7:30 a.m. to swim the approximately 1.25 miles to the San Francisco shoreline in about 53-degree water temperature.

Organizers expected the fastest swimmers to complete the event in about 20 minutes.

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