Every swimmer dreams of making the ultimate "ESCAPE" from the historical island prison located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. This is the swim the Anglin Brothers and Frank Lee Morris successfully attempted in their escape from Alcatraz on the night of June 12, 1962. Swimmers from all over the world come to make the crossing from just off Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco. Now it's YOUR turn! This event has been taking place for 26 years, and was the inspiration for the whole Sharkfest Swim Series which hosts open water swim events across the United States and in Mexico.