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Bay Area Woman Attempting Historical 93-Mile Solo Swim From Sacramento to San Francisco Stops Amid High Winds, Unsafe Conditions

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    Bay Area Woman Attempting Historical 93-Mile Solo Swim From Sacramento to San Francisco Stops Amid High Winds, Unsafe Conditions
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    Kimberley Chambers catching her breath after becoming the first woman to swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015.

    A San Francisco woman trying to make it into the record books for a second time has aborted her mission.

    Kimberley Chambers was attempting the longest solo swim recorded in California. She began the challenging feat at the Sacramento Yacht Club at 2 p.m. Friday and was hoping to finish in Tiburon on Sunday, but high winds and unsafe conditions put an end to the record attempt Saturday, according to the Associated Press.

    The New Zealand native, who now calls the Bay Area home, was poised to swim over 93 miles in about 48 hours. Worth mentioning is that Chambers timed her swim to end on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

    Chambers, who is a member of a nonprofit called Night Train Swimmers, was swimming with the goal of raising funds and awareness about the Warrior Canine Connection, which uses therapy dogs to help wounded veterans.

    Since Chambers is not allowed any physical contact with her support crew or boat, she will be unable to rest until the conclusion of her swim.

    Chambers, however, is no stranger to the dangers of long-distance swimming.

    In 2015, she was the first woman to complete the record-breaking 30-mile swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge. Four men have accomplished the task. 

    Chambers, 38, spent 17 hours and 12 minutes in a stretch of water notorious for its great white shark population — but didn't encounter any, she told reporters at the time.

    "I guess they don't like Kiwis," she quipped after what she deemed the "toughest swim in the world."

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