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Dina Dives Into Dover & Crosses Catalina

Courtesy of Mladen Levačič, English Channel.

Dina Levačič is a 21-year-old Croatian student from Split who trains under the Croatian Olympic open water swimming coach, Slaven Šitić.

She completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming between June and September this summer, starting off with a 20 Bridges Manhattan Swim in New York in 7 hours 33 minutes on June 25th.

She next completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel crossing in California on August 3rd in 9 hours 47 minutes [shown below]. She became a Triple Crowner with an English Channel crossing on September 17th in 11 hours 42 minutes.

I am happy and proud that I have achieved my dream.”

At the age of 21, she has completed 25 marathon swims. She was the sixth youngest swimmer in history to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming [after 16-year-old Charlotte Samuels, 17-year-old Prabhat Koli, 18-year-old Lachlan Hinds, 19-year-old Benjamin Freeman, and 20-year-old Samantha Simon].

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