(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.