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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kimberly Chambers Climbs To #8 With #4

Kimberly Chambers of New Zealand completed her fourth Oceans Seven channel swim this bit-of-a-hazy summer morning with a 11 hour 30 minute'ish solo crossing from the Catalina Channel to the California mainland.

Beat but happy with her weekday adventure, she has now completed the Cook Strait in her native land, the Molokai Channel from Molokai to Oahu in Hawaii, the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco, and the Catalina Channel. With her Catalina Channel crossing, the former ballerina now moves up to #8 on the global Oceans Seven list.

Photo of Kimberly Chambers by San Francisco-based photographer Brett Hillyard.

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  1. Kim was the face of unwavering courage in very high seas. Very impressive (video to follow)

  2. And her kayaker, Melissa King, went the whole night through terribly rough seas. Amazing!!!


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