Popular culture would have you believe that swimming from Alcatraz is a hypothermic journey from which you’re lucky to escape. But the reality is ... exactly that. (As a city, we’re obligated to view Alcatraz swims as one of the most perilous acts in sports, just under wingsuit flying.) Truth is, we don’t really know what goes on in those dark, dangerous waters — the closest we’ve come to swimming it ourselves is screaming, “What is this? Santa Monica?” to everyone at Crissy Field.... More >>>