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Take The Rock Veterans Swim Challenge is a combined training and swim event anyone who has served in the U.S. military and their immediate relatives.   There is no cost to the participants.


Participants learn and practice open water endurance swimming techniques at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, and upon completion are offered the opportunity to make the swim from Alcatraz, a distance of approximately 1.2 miles.  Our swimmers have ranged in age from 12 to 68 years old, and have done so with a variety of physical disabilities including amputees and paraplegics.


To join the group please sign up on our

Meetup Group Page


Prospective swimmers should visit the Equipment and Training pages for details.

Prospective volunteers should sign up here:

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We look forward to swimming with you.

-Take The Rock Team