Swimming From Alcatraz to San Francisco 48 Times


The waters between San Francisco and Alcatraz, a former prison, are rife with urban legend. Some say the water is too dangerous for swimming, but Mitali Khanzodé, 16, and her sister Anaya, 12, see the water as a place to make and break open water swimming records. Anaya currently holds the record as the youngest person to swim the span of the Golden Gate Bridge, which was previously held by her sister. Although the waters can be rough and extremely cold, both sisters cannot imagine a life where open water swimming isn’t part of their weekly routine.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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