Kim Chambers is one of the world’s best marathon swimmers and is the sixth person to complete the “Oceans Seven,” the ultimate open water swimming challenge.

Kim Chambers is a record-setting marathon open water swimmer from New Zealand living in the San Francisco Bay area. A former ballerina, and rower at UC Berkeley, Kim discovered swimming just seven years ago to rehabilitate a life-threatening leg injury. Her inspiring story is featured in the upcoming documentary KIM SWIMS, premiering Fall 2017.
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She works at Adobe and is a member of the Dolphin Club of San Francisco, South End Rowing Club, North Bay Aquatics and Night Train Swimmers. Night Train Swimmers is a group of open-water swimmers dedicated to raising money for charity through ultra-distance swimming events around the world. Charities include Semper Fi Fund and Navy SEAL Foundation.
Learn more about the groups Kim works with here.

Upcoming Swims

This year and through 2018, Kim will be training extensively for her next adventure, details of which will be announced to the public in June/July 2018. Stay tuned!


Past Swims

On September 2nd 2014, at great personal risk, Kim became the 6th person in history to complete the Oceans Seven challenge.

In August 2015, Kim set a new world record becoming the first woman to swim 30 miles from the Farallon Islands, known to be the largest concentration of great white sharks in the world.

In September 2016, Kim attempted a non-stop 93 mile swim from Sacramento to Tiburon to raise funds and awareness for Warrior Canine Connection. However, after swimming  24 hours 17 minutes and covering a distance of 54 miles, sustained 30 knot winds rendered it unsafe for swimmer and crew to continue.

Later that year, Kim joined an international team of swimmers completing an unprecedented historic swim across the Dead Sea raising global awareness of the deterioration of that critical body of water for the region, regardless of politics. 

Most recently, on May 5th 2017, Kim organized an international team of swimmers in the first ever swim from USA to Mexico, as an expression of kindness benefitting the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. The Pan-American Colibri Swim team included 12 people from around the world - New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, Mexico and USA - all of whom have swum for a variety of peaceful, charitable and environmental issues during their careers.


Speaking Engagements

Kim has experience addressing audiences ranging in size from small teams in a single room to 10,000 people in an auditorium along four main themes:

—  7 Leadership Lessons from 7 swims
—  Being Scared Means You Should Do It
—  From Jellies to Sharks
—  How to Achieve Despite Risks


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