On May 7, "eco-mermaid" Merle Liivand broke her own world record for swimming with a single fin. She swam the distance of a full marathon in the rough waters of Biscayne Bay, Florida. She even picked trash out of the water as she swam.
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In today's news roundup, Venice suffers its worst flooding in 50 years, Taylor Swift says she's not allowed to play her own songs, and three cows lost during Hurricane Dorian swim several miles to safety.
On Tuesday, 37-year-old American swimmer Sarah Thomas set a new record by swimming the English Channel four times. Ms. Thomas is the first person in the world ever to do this.
In today's news roundup, the second Democratic debate will only have 10 people, Karachi struggles with swarms of flies, Greta Thunberg arrives in the US, and Barcelona's police offer cover-up kits to swimmers who have lost their clothes.
The city of Grenoble, France has said that women can't wear full-bodied swimsuits known as "burkinis" in public swimming pools. Now the city's pools have been closed following a protest by women wearing burkinis.