This Woman Swum Across Five Oceans!

and nothing can't stop her!

Most Popular

Meet Bhakti Sharma, Open-Water Swimmer.

She's swum across all the five oceans of the world, and is the youngest woman in the world (not to mention the first Asian woman ever) to set a record swimming in the open waters of the Antarctic! And the degree of intense training Bhakti underwent to do it ("putting 15-20 tonnes of ice in a small swimming pool every night and swimming in it the next morning—so the temperature of water was about 3-4 degrees!") will blow your mind. Clearly a prodigy from the start, Bhakti started swimming at age 2, (coached by her mother Leena Sharma) and made waves—literally—with her accomplishments in her adolescence. 

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

"I was 16 when I swam across the English Channel in around 14 hours. At one point, I was stuck in a current for one and a half hours. They considered ending my swim, but I still didn't quit. I also won a 26km marathon swim in Lake Zurich." We should also mention that these are just two of the several amazing records Bhakti has broken—including swimming 25km in the Gulf of Mexico, and crossing the Strait of Gibraltar in the Mediterranean Sea! It's been a challenge, especially, because open-water swimming barely has any forerunners to look to for guidance in the country, but "I try to keep learning," she says, "and keep giving it all I've got." 

What do you think?

Life
Share
The Tiny Detail That Saved This Woman From Falling Prey to a Major Online Fraud
Welcome to the dark side of virtual world.
Life
Share
7 Surprising AF Benefits of Skipping You Probably Didn't Know About
Let's not forget, it's the workout Katy Perry swears by.
Life
Share
Meet India's Top Women Entrepreneurs
The phrase 'Veni, vidi, vici' was invented for this power-platoon of trailblazers. Meet 30 women who took an idea, waved their worldy-wise...
Life
Share
10 Signs You May Have Cervical Cancer
Warning signs, as told by Indian doctors.
Life
Share
What Is Stage 0 Breast Cancer?
And why does no one talk about it?
Life
Share
This is the Biggest Relationship Deal-Breaker For You, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Wonder, no more!
Life
Share
4 Things Women With Great Teeth Do Everyday
Take notes, ladies.
Life
Share
9 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Trying to Get Pregnant
Just because it's taking a long time to get pregnant doesn't mean there's something "wrong" with you.
Life
Share
10 Sneaky Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You'
We are talking about the real kind of 'puppy love' here
Life
Share
5 Unusual Social Norms Practiced In Different Countries
Dine, don't whine.