Bhakti Sharma : Youngest Open Water Swimmer in The World to Swim in Antarctic Waters

Bhakti Sharma is a proud daughter of India. Bhakti Sharma is an Indian Open Water Swimmer. Bhakti Sharma is born on 30 November 1989 in Mumbai. Indian Open water Swimmer Bhakti Sharma was brought up in Udaipur, Rajasthan. She holds a Master’s degree from Symbiosis International University in Communications Management, and holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Bhakti Sharma - Youngest Swimmer to Swam in Antarctic Ocean
Bhakti Sharma – Youngest Swimmer to Swam in Antarctic Ocean

Indian Open Water Swimmer Bhakti Sharma Swimming Records:

In the year 2010 she successfully swam a distance of 1.8 Kms in 33 minutes in the Arctic Ocean with the water temperature ranging from 4-6 degrees Celsius. Becoming the second and youngest Swimmer in the World to swim in 4 oceans.

On 23rd July, 2008 Bhakti swam across the English Channel again. This time, as a part of a relay team comprising of 3 swimmers including her mother Leena Sharma and friend Priyanka Gehlot.

In the month of May 2007, she swam in the Gulf of Mexico (25 Kms), as a part of 2007 U.S.A Swimming Open Water Championships in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

On 30th September, 2007 she crossed the Strait Of Gibraltar, Mediterranean Sea (19 Kms) at Tarifa, Spain in 5 hours and 13 minutes. This swim also checked the target swims in 6 seas in Bhakti’s list

Bhakti Sharma Swimmer
Bhakti Sharma Swimmer

Accomplished fantastic feat of crossing the English Channel from Shakespeare Beach, Dover England to Callis, France. On. Wed 05.07.2006 fr

On 06 August 2006, participated in the 19th International Self Transcendence Marathon Schwimmen, Rapperswil – Zurich. A marathon swim of 26.4 Km. organized under the Aegis of Shri Chinmoy Marathon Team. She stood first and became the youngest female among all participants to achieve this outstanding success in the time period of 10 hours, 41 minutes and 42 seconds.

She set a world record after swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in the freezing waters of the Antarctic ocean (at a temperature of 1°C) and became the youngest and first Asian girl to achieve this success.

Bhakti has been pursuing open water swimming for the past ten years. She has swum across four oceans, eight channels and seas. She was awarded the Tenzing Norgay National Award.

She has now conquered all the five oceans of the world.

These are only her international records. She is also having many swimming records at National level. Bhakti Sharma is a proud for Indians.

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