14-year-old, Gauravi Singhvi from the City of Lakes has swum for nine hours from Juhu Beach (Khar Danda) to Gateway of India at the southern tip of the metropolis (Mumbai). Gauravi entered the sea waters in Mumbai at 3:30 am today (6 Feb 2018) and achieved her target by 12:30pm.
Gauravi told the Mumbai Media that she will swim from Khar Danda on the west coast to the Gateway of India which is 48 kilometers. She also stated that she started participating in different swimming competitions from Class 3 and practices day and night.
Earlier, in March 2017, she was the first girl to explore the route from Sea Link near Worli Koliwada to Gateway of India which was a distance of 36 km.
Gauravi is a resident of Udaipur and has always been passionate about swimming and wants to swim the English Channel and also the Arabian sea.
Her coach Mahesh Paliwal said that Gauravi practices regularly for 8-10 hours and after today’s challenge she will be practicing for the English Channel.
Way to go girl!!!