Nathalie Pohl of Germany completed her third Oceans Seven channel this morning when she stepped foot on the Southern California mainland after her 9 hour 9 minute crossing of the Catalina Channel.
The 21-year-old from Marsburg, Germany has competed internationally (15 km Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim in Hong Kong and the 26.4 km International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen) and previously set records for swimming widthwise across the Bodensee from Friedrichshafen in Germany to Romanshorn in Switzerland and across the Strait of Gibraltar in 2 hours 53 minutes.
Pohl said, “The swim was a good challenge, swimming so long in the dark was something I’m not use to. I did however really enjoy the bioluminescence under water it was really cool.”
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