By CBSLA Staff

MALIBU (CBSLA) — A 24-year-old Culver City native will attempt to swim the 27-mile length of the Santa Monica Bay Wednesday.

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Abigail Bergman has been swimming two to three hours a day and as many as eight hours on weekends to prepare for her marathon-length swim, which will start at Point Dume in Malibu and end at Rocky Point in Palos Verdes.

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Bergman grew up in Culver City, but had been living in Chicago when the coronavirus pandemic struck.

“I’ve been back in California since March 16, a lot of people came home around that time, March 16, so I figured why not do this swim in this historic place, where I grew up and kind of honor my place where I grew up by swimming across the bay,” she said.

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She will start her marathon swim attempt at 1 p.m. Wednesday.