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Navy SEAL plans San Clemente to Catalina swim

Former Navy SEAL Dave Loeffler plans to swim from San Clemente Island to Catalina Island on Monday, September 17. The swim is believed to be the first attempt, ever, to swim the 21 miles between the two islands. San Clemente is the southernmost Channel Island and 70 miles offshore of San Diego.

Loeffler is using the marathon swim to raise awareness of the healing properties of nature and to raise funds for The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, which offers ocean therapy to veterans.

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