22-year-old Croatian swimmer Dina Levacic is to complete another amazing feat in the water this weekend.
Levacic, who is from Solin near Split, completed the Triple Crown last year when she swam across the English Channel (34 km), between Catalina Island and the California mainland (32.5 km) and done the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (48.5 km).
Only 143 people had done the Triple Crown, but only five of those have done it within 90 days at the time Dina completed it.
On Saturday she will swim 54 kilometres from the island of Vis to Split. Dina will start the swim at 4 am and plans to reach Split Riva around 8 pm.
Dina plans to raise awareness for individual sports and money for the disabled basketball club in Split.
“I want individual sports to get the importance they deserve and for people to hear about the disabled basketball club in Split where part of the money raised from this project will go. I want as many people with disabilities to get into the sport as possible and to get support,” Dina said.
Dina says he hopes that conditions will be favourable in the sea on Saturday and that lots of people will welcome her on Split’s Riva.