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James Savage

James Savage

James Savage is a competitive open water swimmer.

In June 2016 he swam to Alcatraz Island and back in a matter of hours, making him the youngest person to complete this journey. The record was previously held by a 10 year old boy from Sunnyvale, California. [4]

His father incentivized him with $100 but during the trip increased the amount to $200 when James was struggling with the waves hitting him.


Savage is a rising fifth grader at Mercey Springs Elementary in Los Banos, California. [4]


Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comA picture of him finishing the swim
Jun 16, 2016, 12:02 AM
Citation Linkvideo.foxnews.comJames' interview with America's Newsroom
Jul 18, 2016, 7:31 PM
Citation Linkyourcentralvalley.comJames spent a lot of time with Janelle and the KSEE24 / CBS47 crew who had the exclusive change to follow James in the pilot boat
Jul 18, 2016, 7:34 PM
Citation Linklbskimmers.comJames' Swim Team
Jul 18, 2016, 7:45 PM
Citation Linkabc30.comAn article about James Savage in ABC News
Jun 15, 2016, 11:57 PM