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Friday, October 7, 2011

Making A Triple Break In The Open Water

The Triple Crown of Prison Island Swims, otherwise known as Triple Break, is a trio of ocean swims where swimmers challenge themselves to escape by swimming from some of the world's most well-known island prisons: Alcatraz, Robben and Spike.

While the traditional Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming consists of the English Channel, Catalina Channel and Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, the open water presents an aquatic path of prison escape. Triple Break was first proposed by Ned Denison.

Robben Island is the former isolated prison home of Nelson Mandella and other South Africans 7.5 kilometers off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.

Alcatraz Island is the former isolated prison home of Al Capone and other celebrated American criminals 1.5 miles from [[Aquatic Park]] in [[San Francisco Bay]] in California, U.S.A.

Spike Island (Irish: Inis Píc) is the former isolated prison home of infamous immates 2 kilometers off the coast in Cobh Harbour, Ireland.

Robben Island, Alcatraz Island and Spike Island, all once well-guarded isolated prison islands with infamous inmates in the 20th century are now 21st century sites better known for challenging cold-water swims with tricky currents as convicts have given way to open water traditionalists and wetsuit-clad swimmers.

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