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Swim from Farallones to Golden Gate falls short

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A team of Bay Area swimmers Saturday came up short in their attempt to complete the first-ever relay swim between the Farallon Islands and the Golden Gate Bridge without wetsuits.

The six swimmers got about one-third of the way into the 30 mile swim but it simply got too cold and one of the swimmers started suffering from hypothermia.

"It was rough; I think we all kind of expected it, the water was cold, 49 degrees, so it was a cold swim," swimmer Michelle Deasy said.

The team is promising to try a second attempt again soon.

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