Dickson Swims Around "The Rock"--First

The petulant waters of the San Francisco Bay were a mere 53 degrees on the last Saturday in May when Kurt Dickson stepped into the water without a wet suit at Aquatic Park. One of 50 "elite class" contestants in the 2nd Annual Swim Around the Rock, the 39-year-old emergency room doc and Arizona Masters swimmer returned to the same spot 1 hour, 14 minutes and 45.21 seconds later to win the event. His closest competitor finished nearly four minutes behind him, wet suit and all. Click here to view the Channel 5 News Feature Story. Then, read more about Kurt's amazing Alcatraz swim in the September/October edition of Swim Arizona, the official newsletter of Arizona Masters Swimming.

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