Former Cheyenne Mountain High School swimmer Danielle Wahl swam the English Channel in 9 hours and 48 minutes. The time is the fastest by a woman so far this year.
The 20-year-old Wahl battled strong head-winds during the final part of the 21 mile swim.
Wahl decided two years ago she wanted to swim the channel, and trained by swimming in lakes around the state of Colorado. A boat helped her navigate the busiest seaway in the world, but during the swim she could not touch the boat and she could not wear a wet suit.
Wahl's goal was to swim the English Channel in 9 hours.
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