Swimmers from Ellis Aquatics took on the Orca Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon and Swim on Saturday, and six local swimmers finished the two-mile swim from Alcatraz to the east beach of Crissy Field in San Francisco.
Ellis swimmer Jenika Tanjuakio, 11, finished in third place in the under-12 female division, making the swim in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 38 seconds.
She was among nearly 300 swimmers — 151 of whom also ran seven miles after the swim — to jump in the 55-degree water from a ferry near Alcatraz and start toward San Francisco.
Also making the swim were Ana De La Garza Garcia, 14, who finished fourth in the 13-15 female division (56:54); Laura De La Garza Garcia, 17, fourth in the 16-19 female division (57:34); and Priscilla De La Garza Garcia, 16, fifth in the 16-19 female division (1:03.01).
Nick Sichau, 16, placed sixth in the 16-19 male division (53:17), and Nathaniel Sichau, 15, placed sixth in the 13-15 male division (55.39).
Race organizers Tri-California Events noted that the actual distance, factoring in the tides and currents that would ordinarily carry a person past the Golden Gate Bridge and three miles out to sea within an hour, make the actual swimming distance 1½ miles.
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