7-year-old boy swims from Alcatraz to SF


Saw this on the news this morning. Braxton Bibley, a 7-year-old kid from Arizona, just finished the 1.47 mile swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco in 47 minutes. He could be the youngest person to have swam those chilly and choppy waters, as the last kid to have swam the distance was 9-year-old Johnny Wilson from Hillsborough about seven months ago. Bibley did it to raise money for a drowning prevention program in Arizona. Pretty impressive!

Photo above taken on a Bay Cruise tour I went on several years ago

3 Comments so far

  1. anna (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

    This kid is so cute!

  2. veronica (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 8:55 am

    That 9-year old must be PISSED!

  3. David (unregistered) on May 25th, 2006 @ 4:13 pm

    Talk about risking a childs life for nothing. Not cute at all. Do the words Great White Shark mean anything to his parents or coach. They attack things that look like seals from below the water in a surprise attack. Small boy, black wet suit, shark lure. Just too stupid for words.


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