Barbara Hernandez, World Open Water Swimmer of the Year (2020) is known as the Ice Mermaid. She recently broke two world records in some of the world's most dangerous waters. From deadly ice water temperatures to poisonous creatures she has encountered in open waters, she shares how she manages to excel at ice and extreme open water swims. Discussing an event she finished without the use of her one leg after a Man-o-war jellyfish attack. Barbara also shares with us how she sets no limits on herself, trains for these glacier swims, how her body responds to the cold water, and the benefits she experiences.
Barbara is from Santiago, Chile, and is on a mission to inspire others to dream big. She’s on a journey to swim in all seven of the world’s seas. She has accomplished many records in the open water swimming world, breaking two in some of the worlds most dangerous waters. In our discussion with today’s champion, we hear from her how she prepares her mind and body for things most of us wouldn’t even dream of attempting! Tune in for today’s episode of Champion’s MOJO!
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“For me, these swims, in the cold water, in the long distances, in the most dangerous places is my opportunity to talk about the importance of dreaming big and giving our hearts and actions to those dreams.” — Barbara Hernandez
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