@ForeverSwim and I recently did a quote-unquote "real" Alcatraz (finishing at SERC) across a 3+knot ebb tide, and it was a thrilling challenge of a swim. Despite our best efforts, we got pushed west all the way to Ft Mason and had to crab our way back along the shoreline to Aquatic Park. It was awesome.
We're all just carbon, water, starlight, oxygen and dreams
Always good to remember the 2013 Escape from Alcatraz video of hundreds of triathletes literally lost at sea.
"I never met a shark I didn't like"
(The swim in the video above posted by @loneswimmer finished at Crissy Field on a strong ebb).