SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco resident is trying to become the first woman ever to swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge.
KGO-TV reports (http://abc7ne.ws/1MhvYlf ) Kim Chambers began swimming at 11:16 p.m. Friday. And Saturday morning she was past the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary.
The 38-year-old Chambers is trying to conquer a 30-mile stretch of water notorious for its shark population.
Four men have completed the Farallones to Golden Gate swim.
Chambers is being tracked in the water and followed by a boat carrying her mother and about 16 crew members who are watching for dangers. There is also an observer onboard who is making sure she is not getting a free ride.