Merle Liivand Sets Her Fourth Mermaid Swim Record

Merle Liivand Sets Her Fourth Mermaid Swim Record

Merle Liivand broke her own world record by completing a 42 km Mermaid Marathon Swim in 11 hours 54 minutes on May 7th in the choppy waters of Miami Beach, Florida.

It was Liivand’s fourth consecutive world record-setting swim after her initial 10 km Mermaid Swim in Southern California in 2 hours 54 minutes in 2019, her 20.6 km Mermaid Swim in South Point Park Pier in Miami in 6 hours 8 minutes in 2020, and her 30 km Mermaid Swim in Miami in 9 hours 19 minute in 2021.

She started at 6:16 am and finished at 6:10 pm at the same point at the Sunset Harbour dock, using a monofin for her kick, without taking any arm strokes.

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Steven Munatones