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16-year-old girl to swim across Estero Bay in San Luis Obispo County for charity

Posted: 1:13 PM, Jul 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-22 16:13:54-04

A 16-year-old world champion swimmer will try to cross Estero Bay in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday to raise awareness for a global humanitarian non-profit organization.

Angel More, of San Carlos, will attempt to swim the 14-mile route to fundraise for Children International, which helps families and their children fight poverty around the world.

If More accomplishes this feat, she will be the youngest ever and the first female to have crossed Estero Bay.

More is known as a tri-athlete, but she has been most recognized for her achievements in swimming. Last year, she became the youngest person to achieve the Triple Crown of California marathon swimming consisting of three solo swims across the Santa Barbara Channel, Catalina Channel and Lake Tahoe.

She has also broken records for her hiking feats, including reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro at the age of 10.

As a spokesperson for Children International, More most recently organized an “Escape from Alcatraz to Escape from Poverty” swim that raised more than $8,000 for the organization.

She has raised more than $58,000 total throughout all of her swim events for Children International.

The public is encouraged to come cheer More on for the start and finish of her swim on Saturday, July 27, starting at 4 a.m. from China Harbor and ending about eight to nine hours later at Spooner’s Cove in Montana de Oro State Park.