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Alice
05-22-2006, 04:18 PM
i read this earlier today and thought it was pretty cool...

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy has become one of the youngest persons to swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco's Aquatic Park.Braxton Bilbrey is a second-grader from Glendale, Arizona, who has completed several short-scale youth triathlons.
Bilbrey was accompanied on the estimated 1.4-mile swim by his coach, two other swimmers and a Coast Guard boat. (Watch "one in 10 million" swimmer train -- 1:03 (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:cnnVideo%28%27play%27,%27/video/us/2006/05/22/sevier.az.kid.swims.to.alcatraz.affl%27,%272006/05/29%27%29;))

As he reached shore, Braxton was besieged by reporters. He told them he considered his accomplishment "pretty cool."

continued here (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/05/22/alcatraz.swim.ap/index.html)

onesuiteworld
05-22-2006, 04:19 PM
i can barely swim a lap...

Alice
05-22-2006, 04:22 PM
i like to swim but if i did that i'd def need a kickboard or something :lol:

onesuiteworld
05-22-2006, 08:29 PM
ever put the kickboard under your feet underwater and pretend your surfing...until the life guard yells at you because you fell and it came up and smacked some old woman in the face?

oh summer...

tiglet26
05-22-2006, 09:29 PM
ever put the kickboard under your feet underwater and pretend your surfing...until the life guard yells at you because you fell and it came up and smacked some old woman in the face?

oh summer...


hahaha, that's soooo fun to do!

This kid is pretty awesome though!

MikeyCarson
05-22-2006, 09:52 PM
"pretty cool."

Indeed! Makes me think my kids are slacking!!!!

he who rocks
05-22-2006, 10:08 PM
what a little punk... stealing my thunder

djurzi
05-23-2006, 06:26 AM
That is pretty impressive. I like to swim, but don't do it much anymore. No way I could swim that far though.

The link to the video doesn't seem to be working for me though.

nicole22
05-23-2006, 06:58 AM
I saw this on the news last night. That kid is crazy :thumbsup: