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Woman Attempts To Complete Record-Breaking Swim

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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.