55 Year Grandmother Makes History Becoming First Person To Swim 29.7 Miles From The Golden Gate Bridge to The Farallon Islands.

55 Year Grandmother Makes History Becoming First Person To Swim 29.7 Miles From The Golden Gate Bridge to The Farallon Islands.

Amy Gubser, a 55-year-old resident of Pacifica, California, made history on May 11 by becoming the first person to swim the 29.7-mile stretch from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands without a wetsuit. Despite the freezing, shark-infested waters and cold temperatures that were a shock to her system, Gubser completed the swim in 17 hours.

 

She had trained for five years for this feat and credited her support team, who supplied her with food every 30 minutes, for helping her through the journey. Gubser stayed motivated by keeping her thoughts light-hearted, imagining celebratory t-shirts and joking about her next challenge—swimming in Loch Ness.

 

Source: CBS News 

Photo: Facebook / Amy Appelhans Gubser


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