9-year-old trains for Alcatraz swim


(KSEE) James Savage doesn’t have a criminal record, but he’s headed to Alacatraz.

The 9-year-old is looking to break a world record, preparing to swim three miles to perform a touch-and-go to Alcatraz Island. Right now, that record is held by a 10-year-old.

Savage starting swimming at 5 years old, and now, four years later, he rarely leaves the water.

“He comes out here and it’s almost like he’s home. He just wants to swim,” James’s mom, Jillian said.

In fact, James likes the water so much, he swims with sharks. Last year, he swam the San Francisco Bay in a race from Alcatraz Island.

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