Swimmer becomes first woman to swim from Farallon Islands to SF

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San Francisco resident Kim Chambers became the first woman to successfully swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday. (Kim Swims Films)

San Francisco resident Kim Chambers became the first woman to successfully swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday.


She started swimming at 11:16 p.m. Friday and completed the 30-mile swim in a just over 17 hours, arriving to a group of friends and supporters.

On the boat with Chambers was Simon Dominguez, her training partner, who attempted the swim last week but fell short by three miles because of a shark.

She began swimming at 11:16 p.m. Friday.

Four men have completed the Farallon Islands to Golden Gate swim.

Last month, Chambers posted a video on Vimeo of her swimming in the Farallones, which is a 30-mile stretch of water.
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