Merle Liivand Makes It On Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Merle Liivand is an marine environmentalist, aquapreneur, and mermaid swimmer from Tallinn, Estonia who was the Baltic States Champion in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and an Estonian National Swim Team member. Liivand splits her time between Estonia and Florida where she continues to set world’s records in the ocean.
In 2019, Liivand completed a 10 km mermaid swim at the WOWSA Ocean Fest in 2 hours 54 minutes in Redondo Beach, California. She then completed a 6.4 km Mother Earth Swim around the Venetian Islands in Miami in 2020, again using a monofin. She later completed a 20.66 km mermaid swim in 6 hours 8 minutes in Biscayne Bay in Miami in 2020, and completed a 30 km mermaid swim in 2021 in Miami Beach in 9 hours 19 minutes.
She appeared in a recent Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
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