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Barbara Hernandez completes her sixth ocean crossing of Cook Strait in New Zealand – Swimchile.cl

Barbara Hernandez completes her sixth ocean crossing of Cook Strait in New Zealand – Swimchile.cl

The great Chilean swimmer, Barbara Hernandez, an expert in icy water, is still making history today. Crossing the Cook Strait in New Zealand to complete his sixth ocean crossing in his fight to overcome the demanding challenge “Seven Seas”. Great Barbara!

“The Ice Mermaid” Completed 27 km long –It separates the two largest islands of the maritime country- 7 hours 30 minutes.

“We have a sixth sea, and I’m the first South American person. If I can tell you anything today, it’s that it’s not impossible, so dream big.”He said on his Instagram account.

After completing the feat, the 37-year-old athlete took to his social media to thank his family, friends and teammates.

“I gave myself up and persevered. I trusted the team that took care of me”, Chile posted on his Instagram account. He then added: “Fight! Since you were bred to fight, take the slightest chance and make it yours.”

In his career, the world multi-medalist in ice water has already crossed the oceans of Molokai Channel (Hawaii, USA), Catalina Channel (California, USA), English Channel (England-France), Strait. Gibraltar (Spain-Morocco) and the North Channel (Northern Ireland-Scotland).

In his struggle to complete the challenge “Seven Seas”to “The Ice Mermaid” There is only to pass “Sugar Strait”Located between the Japanese islands and Honshu and Hokkaido, the longest section of the challenge is 47 kilometers.

From Swimchile, we congratulate Barbara and look forward to her next challenges.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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