Chilean swimmer breaks Guinness world record

STORY: This swimmer has broken

a Guinness world record

by swimming between the

Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

Location: Cabo de Hornos, Chile

Barbara Hernandez swam

one nautical mile

in 15 minutes and three seconds

CHILEAN SWIMMER, BARBARA HERNANDEZ, SAYING:

“The main obstacles or adversities were first the water temperature. It’s very cold, it’s around 44 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also a distance that, at that location, had never been swum by a woman or a man. That made us extra careful with things like hypothermia, which can be severe. We wanted to work under the best conditions in a very inhospitable environment.”

Hernandez is known as the 'ice mermaid'

She says she wants

all Chileans to feel

as if her achievement was theirs