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Man Makes Historic Swim Across California's Monterey Bay

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(Monterey, CA)  –  A man made an historic swim across Monterey Bay, California Tuesday.  Forty-four-year-old New Jersey resident Bruckner Chase started at 4:30 a.m. Pacific time in Santa Cruz and became just the second person to ever complete the swim. 

Marathon swimmer Chase says he made the swim in 55-degree waters filled with aggressive jellyfish to raise awareness about ocean health.  Chase completed the 25-mile long swim in 14-hours-12-minutes, but only after he donned a wet suit to protect against stinging jellyfish. 

 As a result, Cindy Cleveland — who swam acrossMonterey Bay in the 1980s — remains the only person to complete the feat under English Channel Rules, meaning the swimmer wears only a swimsuit, goggles and swim cap.

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