Swimmer breaks world record – level 1
Barbara Hernandez is a swimmer. She comes from Chile. She breaks the world record in swimming.
Hernandez swims between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. She swims one nautical mile. One nautical mile is 1.852 kilometers. She does it in 15 minutes and three seconds. It seems easy. But Hernandez swims in Southern Chile. The ocean is very cold there. It has only between six to seven degrees Celsius. Hernandez must be very careful. She could get hypothermia. It is a dangerous situation when the body temperature gets too low.
No woman or man swims in that place before. Hernandez is very happy. She wants all Chilean people to be happy with her.
Difficult words: break the world record (to be the best in the world), nautical (ships or the sea), temperature (how warm something is).
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