Chloë McCardel, the 29-year-old Australian ultra-marathon swimmer well known to the swimming pool and spa industry has made her way into the record books yet again.
From late on October 20 until the afternoon of October 22 she swam 126 kilometres across Exuma Sound from South Eleuthera Island to Nassau in the Bahamas. It took her a total of 41 hours and 21 minutes. By doing so, she completed the longest non-stop, unassisted solo ocean swim, measured as the straight-line distance of 124.4 kilometres.
Click below to see a video (2:00) of her amazing swim as shown on Network Seven.
Click below to see a slightly longer video (4:33) of the swim taken by her crew.
Read an interview with Chloë McCardel in the next issue of SPLASH! due out on December 8, 2014.