Croatian Dina Levačić becomes youngest woman in history to finish Oceans Seven
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
Croatian long-distance swimmer Dina Levačić has created history today when she became the youngest woman in history to complete the Oceans Seven.
The Oceans Seven is a marathon swimming challenge consisting of the 7 largest and most difficult channels in the world and today the Croatian swam the Cook Strait between the North and South islands of New Zealand in 11 hours to complete the amazing feat.
What made it even more special was Dina completed the final swim today on her 27th birthday and became the youngest female in the world, the 23rd person ever and the only Croatian to complete the Oceans Seven.
Dina first started in her quest for the Oceans Seven back in 2017 when she swam the Catalina Channel (32 km) between Santa Catalina Island and Los Angeles and the English Channel (34 km) between England and France.
In 2018 she completed the Molokai Channel (44 km) between Moloka’i and O’ahu, and a year later she swam Tsugaru Strait (20 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido.
The pandemic put a halt to her journey and last year she completed the Strait of Gibraltar (16 km) between Spain and Morocco, and the North Channel (34 km) between Ireland and Scotland before conquering the final hurdle, the Cook Strait (28 km), today.
Dina will take a well earned rest but she said earlier her next challenge will likely be swimming between the island of Vis and her hometown of Split.
List of successful completions
Stephen Redmond (Ireland) 2012
Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden) 2013
Michelle Macy (USA) 2013
Darren Miller (USA) 2013
Adam Walker (UK) 2014
Kimberley Chambers (Newi Zealand) 2014
Antonio Argüelles (Mexico) 2017
Ion Lazarenco-Tiron (Moldova) 2018
Rohan Dattatrey More (India) 2018
Abhejali Bernardová (Czech Republic) 2018
Cameron Bellamy (South Africa) 2018
Lynton Mortensen (Australia) 2018
Thomas Fleppy Pembroke (Australia) 2018
Nora Toledano Cadena (Mexico) 2019
Mariel Hawley Dávila (Mexico) 2019
André Wiersig (Germany) 2019
Elizabeth Fry (USA) 2019
Attila Mányoki (Hungary) 2019
Jonathan Radcliffe (UK) 2019
Jorge Crivillés (Spain) 2020
Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey) 2020
DINA LEVAČIĆ (CROATIA) 2023