Tag: Steven Hurwitz

Gentlemen’s Agreement Across Alcatraz

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Back in 1993, Gary Emich did his first Alcatraz Island swim and then started doing the same crossing an average of one Alcatraz Island swim a week for 20 years. During the decades, Emich has had to face conditions that ranged from tranquil to treacherous. But his relentless march to his 1,000th crossing

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An Alcatraz Island Celebration 1000 Times

20 years yesterday Gary Emich (shown on left) did his first Alcatraz Island. And he has been doing an average of one Alcatraz Island swim a week for 20 years, in conditions that have ranged from tranquil to treacherous with only 2 weeks off for vacation per year. Emich will join Steven Hurwitz of the South End Rowing Club in a special celebration. The duo

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