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When she looked ahead, Florence Chadwick saw nothing except a thick wall of fog. Her body was numb. He has been swimming for nearly sixteen hours.

He was the first woman to swim the English Channel crossing back and forth. Now, at age 34, the goal is to become the first woman to swim from Catalina Island to the California coast.

On the morning of July 4, 1952, the sea looked like ice and fog so thick that she could barely see the boat that escorted her. Sharks swam towards her, and could only be expelled by a rifle shot. She kept fighting, fighting the cold sea water - hour after hour - while millions people watched on national television.

On the side of Florence, at one boat, mother and coach continued to provide encouragement. They told her not to be much longer. But all she could see was fog. They continued to give her a spirit not to quit. Shee had never stopped .... until then. Only half a mile longer, she asked to be pulled out.

While still trying to warm his chilled body a few hours later, she told a reporter, "Look, I'm not looking for excuses, but I wish I saw the mainland, perhaps I will succeed." It was not fatigue or cold water that made her failed. But vague. He could not see his destination.

Two months later, she tried again. this time, although it also remains a thick fog, she swam with her great confidence and had clearly defined goals in mind. He knew that there was no land in the mist, and finally this time it worked! Florence Chadwick became the first woman to successfully swim across the Catalina Channel, surpassing the record set by male swimmers with a two-hour time difference!


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