Woman to Swim 27 Miles Across SM Bay
September 3, 2020
A 24-year-old Culver City native will attempt to swim the 27-mile length of the Santa Monica Bay Wednesday.
Abigail Bergman has been swimming two to three hours a day and as many as eight hours on weekends to prepare for her marathon-length swim, which will start at Point Dume in Malibu and end at Rocky Point in Palos Verdes.
Bergman grew up in Culver City, but had been living in Chicago when the coronavirus pandemic struck.
"I've been back in California since March 16, a lot of people came home around that time, March 16, so I figured why not do this swim in this historic place, where I grew up and kind of honor my place where I grew up by swimming across the bay," she said.
She will start her marathon swim attempt at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
"Abby Bergman is a behavioral science research professional at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Triple Crown-winning open-water swimmer from Southern California. Abby received her master's degree in Social Science Research from the University of Chicago and her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. When she is not working on research projects, she can usually be found swimming, prepping for her next pool race or open-water swim," says http://www.abbybergman.com.