Merle Liivand Completes 20 km Mermaid Swim

Merle Liivand Completes 20 km Mermaid Swim

Sponsored by WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Merle Liivand completed her unprecedented km coastal 20 km mermaid swim in 6 hours 8 minutes 27 seconds in Miami, Florida. She did not use her arms to swim, but relied exclusively on the undulation of her monofin. The Estonian breaststroker and marathon swimmer, known as Mermaid Merle, rubbed her feet raw with her monofin during her charity swim for Miami Waterkeeper and ARTSail Residency and Research Initiative. The 20 km mermaid swim took her nearly 2 hours less than her pre-event estimate where she started at South Point Park Pier in Miami Beach, Florida. For more information about Liivand, visit www.merleliivand.com. For more information about Miami Waterkeeper, www.miamiwaterkeeper.org. For more information about ARTSail, visit www.artsail.info. Copyright © 2008 – 2020 by World Open Water Swimming Association