Journal de Québec -
Agence QMI -
Quebec’s Heidi Levasseur completed this weekend’s 24-hour swimming challenge in Shawinigan, covering more than 72.5 kilometers on Friday and Saturday.
Thanks to favorable weather conditions, the young woman from Cap-Rouge made 88 laps and gave more than 58,000 strokes in the Captain-Veilleux boardwalk to exceed her 70-kilometer goal. A few breaks of 2 to 3 minutes, as well as the support of the swimmers and the spectators, helped her to finish the race. Moreover, the “Mermaid of Quebec” has good chances to see her name inscribed in the Guinness record book for the mark of the greatest number of kilometers covered in swimming in 24 hours.
However, it has not yet received confirmation that its total will be approved as the organization’s criteria are not clearly determined.
Source : Le Journal de Québec