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10-10-2005, 05:49 PM
Boy, 9, Swims From Alcatraz to San Fran


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A nine-year-old boy has just finished a pretty tough morning swim - from Alcatraz to San Francisco.

Johnny Wilson, from Hillsborough, made the 1.4-mile swim in under two hours, braving choppy morning waters and rough winds in a portion of the San Francisco bay known to have sharks as well.

Wilson's classmates were waiting for him on shore, cheering as he made it all the way to Aquatic Park.

His effort raised about $30,000 for the Red Cross Katrina Hurricane Victims Fund.

Wilson said the toughest part of the swim was the beginning, because it was cold and windy.

10-10-2005, 05:51 PM
awww. kids are so wonderful.

10-10-2005, 05:51 PM
Yeah... he's a true little patriot.

10-10-2005, 05:52 PM
wow...that kid is awesome!

10-10-2005, 05:53 PM
What a cool story!

10-10-2005, 05:59 PM
This just goes to show you what one person is capable of...

10-10-2005, 06:00 PM
He's not even a fully grown person, and look what's he's capable of doing...

10-10-2005, 06:24 PM
Who's the dumb fuck that gave this the green light.

10-10-2005, 07:33 PM
That's true... it was kinda dumb...

10-10-2005, 07:34 PM
Holy shit, I thought the tides around Alcatraz were too strong to swim against, I saw a documentary about it because they were wondering if those guys actually escaped or drowned. They said the tides were too strong, and they never could have made it. Who knows, maybe they did....

10-10-2005, 07:48 PM
Let's have little Johnny go swim with the sharks, it'll be fun!