Woman Completes Record-Breaking Swim to Golden Gate Bridge

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A San Francisco resident has become the first woman to swim the 30-mile stretch from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge.

KGO-TV reports Kim Chambers conquered one of the world’s most dangerous crossings Saturday afternoon.

The 38-year-old Chambers dove in the water late Friday and reached the bridge more than 16 hours later.

She was followed by a boat carrying her mother and about 16 crew members who watched for dangers. Also on board was an observer who made sure she wasn’t getting a free ride.

Four men have completed the Farallones to Golden Gate swim. The islands off are notorious for their great white shark population.

A former ballerina, Chambers took up swimming to rehabilitate from an accident in which she nearly lost a leg.