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Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Long Grind Across Santa Monica Bay

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Amy Appelhans Gubser became the third person in history to swim across the 27-mile Santa Monica Bay yesterday in 17 hours 6 minutes.

The neonatal nurse celebrated her 50th birthday with a 43.4 km swim across Santa Monica Bay between Point Dume in Malibu and Lunada Bay on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

She said, "It was a long grind, but a completion. 27-milers are a different league. I wasn’t tapered so I was slower, strong though. But since most of our swims for the channels are 21+ miles, it is like taking on another 10 kilometers when you want to be done."

Her husband Greg Gubser and Shannon Davey on kayaks with escort pilot Michael Chandler guided her along the night swim that was a fundraiser for Sam Howell and a good practice run for her upcoming North Channel attempt between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Information on the Swimming for Sammy fundraiser is posted here.

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