Sept. 9, 2020—
On September 3, 24-year-old Abby Bergman successfully completed a 24-mile swim across Santa Monica Bay, becoming only the fourth person to ever complete the distance swim. Over the course of the 21-miles, Bergman swam from Point Dume in Malibu to Rocky Point in Palos Verdes, finishing in 16 hours 25 minutes and 53 seconds. Her success came in spite of a difficult course, including strong winds, low water temperatures, large waves, and a current. Before getting into the water, Bergman struggled with seasickness. She said, “I felt so bad I almost didn’t get into the water, but I made a ...
Abby Bergman: Successfully crossed Santa Monica Bay #swimming