Swimmer breaks world record – level 3
Chilean swimmer Barbara Hernandez broke a Guinness World Record after she swam between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in Cabo de Hornos in Southern Chile.
Hernandez swam one nautical mile, or 1.852 kilometers, in 15 minutes and three seconds. She said that the main adversities were the water temperature and the distance. The water temperature was around six to seven degrees Celsius, which was extremely cold.
Also, at that location, no woman or man had ever swum the distance of one nautical mile. Hernandez and her team had to be extra careful with conditions like hypothermia that could be severe in such an inhospitable environment.
The swimmer is known as the ‘ice mermaid’, and she says she wants all Chileans to feel as if her achievement was theirs.
Difficult words: nautical (relating to ships, sailors, or the sea), adversity (a difficult or unpleasant situation), hypothermia (a condition in which a person’s body temperature drops dangerously).
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