How 25-year-old became first foreign woman to swim from China to Hainan

Water is Lauren Tininenko’s element. She started swimming at the age of five when living in Australia with her family. They since moved back to Arkansas in the US and little Lauren made it straight onto the swimming team in second grade and the sprint team of her university in New Mexico where 50m freestyle became her speciality. Despite this enthusiasm for sports, neither she, nor her keen triathlete father, had imagined that she would one day become the first foreign woman to swim from…

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