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    Boy, 9, Swims From Alcatraz to San Fran

    Damn. What a way to raise money!

    SAN FRANCISCO - A nine-year-old boy has just finished a pretty tough morning swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco.

    Johnny Wilson, from Hillsborough, made the 1.4-mile swim in under two hours, braving choppy morning waters and rough winds in a portion of the San Francisco bay known to have sharks as well.

    Wilson's classmates were waiting for him on shore, cheering as he made it all the way to Aquatic Park.

    His effort raised about $30,000 for the Red Cross Katrina Hurricane Victims Fund.

    Wilson said the toughest part of the swim was the beginning, because it was cold and windy

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    Now thats cool.. amazing kid.. good on him!!
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    Now I don't know the specifics, but wasn't Alcatraz unescapable due to no one being able to swim it? Yet a 9 yr old smokes it? Damn steroids!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_atomic_punks_rule
    Now I don't know the specifics, but wasn't Alcatraz unescapable due to no one being able to swim it? Yet a 9 yr old smokes it? Damn steroids!
    Hey,

    I am a swim coach and I've had some 9 year old who could do that - Without steroids. I know your joking, (I hope) but give the kid some credit. Thats tough no matter how old you are. That kid has to be a swimmer and trained his ass off to do that. The temp alone would get to you after awhile.

    I tell my athletes every day, that nothing is impossible when you put your mind to it.

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    That kid has more guts and ambition than I did when I was 9. A full day for me was playing baseball or football and avoiding getting cooties from the neighborhood girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_atomic_punks_rule
    Now I don't know the specifics, but wasn't Alcatraz unescapable due to no one being able to swim it? Yet a 9 yr old smokes it? Damn steroids!

    Not impossible, but ESPECIALLY difficult at night...
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    I saw this on the news today. Talk about inspirational!! A nine year old swimming a mile and a half in San Francisco Bay to raise money for those in need. The world could use a lot more people like Johnny Wilson.
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    This kid rules. Good for him!!!!!
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