In July of 1951, Florence Chadwick attempted to swim from Catalina Island to the coast of California. Chadwick had previously become the first woman to swim across the English Channel in both directions, and now she set her sights on the challenge of swimming in the frigid waters of the Pacific Ocean.

 


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Edward Burgess
02/13/2012 10:41pm

Oh wow. And I was exhausted walking to the grocery store and back!

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