First all-women relay team swims across red triangle

By Emily Sohn | Originally Posted on Seeker

As someone who turned blue with borderline hypothermia two years ago after a two-mile swimming race in a calm lake through 60-something-degree water, I read with great interest the news about six women who did something far more impressive last weekend.


For 16 hours, 29 minutes and 30 seconds, the women swam in shifts from the coast of California near the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands, 30 miles away. They were the first all-female relay to complete the journey, which is considered by ultra-swimmers to be one of the five toughest swims in the world.

Kim Kirby

London, UK