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 six years ago to rehabilitate a life-threatening leg injury. Her inspiring story is featured in the upcoming documentary KIM SWIMS.
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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

On May 5th 2017, Kim will join an international team of swimmers in an unprecedented swim from USA to Mexico, as an expression of kindness benefitting the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. The Pan-American Colibri Swim team includes 12 people from New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, Mexico and USA who have swum for a variety of peaceful, charitable and environmental issues during their careers.


Past Swims

On September 2nd 2014, at great personal risk, Kimberley became the 6th person in history to complete the Oceans Seven challenge. In August 2015, Kimberley 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. Most recently, in November 2016 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. 


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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