Jan. 10, 2021—
We sat down with Catherine Breed , an NCAA All-American swimmer from Cal who was always a distance swimmer but now is seriously a distance swimmer. Catherine trains for marathon swims, which typically means swims that are over 20 miles in the ocean. In her most recent swim, the Monterey Bay swim, Breed broke the record for the fastest swim across the bay in a time of 2 hours and 53 minutes. Listen to Breed as she describes her training for events like this as well as some of her stories about swimming through jellyfish, in the dark, and in the same waters as sharks. Music: Otis McDon ...
Let's talk long (20+ mile) #ocean #swims ...
July 14, 2020—
Former Cal distance standout and U.S. National Team member Catherine Breed took 45 minutes off the previous women’s record for a round trip swim to Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay Monday morning. The course begins at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park, and most swimmers go clockwise around the island. The route crosses two major shipping channels (going out and coming back, so really, four times) and is largely cross-current. Breed completed the 10-mile swim in 4:45:50, well under Erika Shanahan Gliebe ‘s 5:30:01 record from just last month (still pending ratification).
Catherine Breed Shaves 45 Minutes off Round Angel Island Record #swimming