OPEN WATER SWIMMER
"I love my life but I'm realising that I am very, very drawn to that edge, that's the untamed unknown, that's the exploration
aspect of it"
Kim Chambers danced as a ballerina before the accident that changed the course of her extraordinary life. Now she is one of the world’s leading open water swimmers and Kim is the first woman on the planet to have swum 30 miles through the shark infested waters from the Farallon Islands just off San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge. That’s 17 hours non-stop in an area where 40% of all US shark attacks occur.
Kiwi Kim talks to Saints of Somewhere about her incredible life including the immediate aftermath of her horrific accident when doctors were preparing to amputate one of her legs and the two years she spent in rehab learning to walk again, during which Kim stepped into the ocean and found new freedom and purpose.
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