14-Year-Old Maya Merhige Becomes Youngest Woman to Swim Across Catalina Channel

September 16, 2021

Fourteen-year-old Maya Merhige of The Streamliners in Berkeley, California swam 20.1 miles across the Catalina Channel on September 7, becoming the youngest female swimmer ever to cross it and doing so in record time.

She finished the route from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes, California with a time of 10 hours and 48 minutes, pending ratification. SwimSwam