Nine-Year-Old Boy Breaks Record for Youngest to Swim From San Francisco to Alcatraz and Back

9-year old James Savage from Los Banos, California became the youngest person to ever successfully complete the incredibly perilous swim from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island and then back again. Savage’s feat began at 7:00 AM on June 14, 2016 and ended just after 9:00 AM. According to KSEE News, Savage received a great deal of encouragement from both his coach and his dad.

James’ father said he James completed the swim, he would receive $100, and on the water, James’ father upped the offer to $200, just to get James going again. Now that this swimming feat is completed, James said his next goal is to swim the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, which is 8,981 feet (2,737.4 meters)