The Oklahoman | Oklahoma City architect takes on Alcatraz Challenge to celebrate his 60th birthday

     October 10, 2015

    On Sept. 6, Bockus and four other fast and brave souls did just that when team Rockus Bockus participated in the Alcatraz Swim with the Centurions, an annual event organized by Water World Swim of San Francisco. Bockus was joined by his son Lee, brother Henry, sister Jane and lifelong friend John Martin on his milestone birthday swim.

    In wet suits but without hand or foot protection, Rockus Bockus teammates swam the 1.5-mile journey from the infamous prison to the San Francisco shoreline in choppy, 63-degree waters with strong currents.

    The team finished sixth in their category and were exceedingly happy that they all finished!

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