Kim Chambers started swimming after a life-changing collision. Just a few years later, she became the first female to take on a notorious pull of shark-inhabited waters
Under a pitch-black sky in August 2015, Kim Chambers boarded a craft and manager out beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. She took a support team that included her father, a film crew, and her swimming coach. Their destination was the Farallon Islands, a remote outcrop about 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco.
Once there, Chambers would attempt something no female had ever done: an unbroken, solo swim from small island developing back for the purposes of the Golden Gate. With the area’s icy liquids, strong jazzs, heavy swells and one of the largest concentrations of enormous lily-white sharks, it’s been called the toughest swim in the world.
The barge motored out in a little over two hours, arriving at the bumpy islands at 11 pm. Ten a few minutes later, Chambers jumped.
” It seems entirely nuts ,” she recollected,” but when I went to the Farallones, I readied not to come back. I did my laundry because I required my target to be decent when they came to collect my nonsense .”
But she did am coming, 17 hours and 12 a few minutes later. It was a jubilation that formed headlines and stimulated Outside Magazine to dub her ” the world’s most badass swimmer “~ ATAGEND.
Now, a documentary, Kim Swims, chronicles Chambers’ Farallones swim, and tells the story of how a 38 -year-old who had only been swimming severely for four years became one of the world’s top marathon swimmers.