I was incredibly impressed by this swim across all 40 km / 25 miles of Monterey Bay. Doubly so as it looks like her only exposure protection was a swimsuit and zinc/titanium sunblock cream! I guess if you're averaging 3 kph / 2 mph you stay warm enough.
Last week, Amador Valley High School graduate Catherine Breed became one of just six people to swim alone across Monterey Bay, wearing just a swim cap and goggles.
She braved the dark night, chilly Pacific Ocean waters, whale feces, bioluminescence and dozens of jellyfish stings before stumbling onto the shores of San Carlos Beach in Monterey on the heels of a likely record-setting swim that took 12 hours, 42 minutes and 14 seconds to complete the 25-mile course, according to the Monterey Bay Swimming Association. The swim time is pending ratification, the association said.