Nine year old boy breaks record with Alcatraz Swim


On Tuesday, a nine year old boy braved the waves of San Francisco Bay to complete the two mile swim to Alcatraz and back. Californian James Savage has been swimming since he was 5. He and his coach worked together to train for the big swim. James said that about 30 minutes into the two hour swim, the waves were hitting him so hard in the face that he wanted to give up. But the paddlers who were keeping pace with him encouraged him to keep going. James is now the youngest person to swim to the former prison island, after a ten year old boy made that record last year.

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