Episode 7: Kim Chambers | Pushing Limits + Smashing World Records
About This Episode
Kim is a world record breaking athlete with a very untraditional path to getting there. After a freak accident left her 30 minutes away from amputating her leg, she was given a 1% chance of ever walking again.
Unwilling to accept her diagnosis she worked to rehab her leg and this woman went from not being a swimmer to raising the bar world wide for women's athletics.
But we're talking about more than just swimming, we're digging deep behind the scenes with conversations about body image, being a female role model, the importance of discipline, how to ignore the nay-sayers, and why you should push your limits to become your best self.
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Why her accident was the best thing that ever happened to her
How she trains and prepares for her swims (she even shares her daily schedule)
Body image - how putting on and shedding 40+ pounds for her arctic swims (she doesn’t wear wet suits)
Why she appreciates her body for what it is capable of doing
How she manages her full time day job as well as her full time swimming
What it's like to be a female role model
Where she finds her community and support
Stories from her most famous swims
Facing fears and breaking through things that feel uncomfortable
Want to know more about Kim?
Check out this video interview with Seeker, a Discovery Channel series of short online documentaries on rituals with journalist Laura Ling, about the types of cathartic things extraordinary people do on a fairly regular basis.