Woman Embarks On Cuba-To-Florida Swim With No Shark Cage

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Woman Embarks On Cuba-To-Florida Swim With No Shark Cage

Chloe McCardel set off on June 10, which means that she's currently somewhere in the ocean, swimming slowly on her way to Florida. The 28-year-old Australian endurance athlete is hoping to become the first to make the swim without a protective shark cage -- which not only protects the swimmer from sharks (as the name suggests) but also cuts a swath through the water and makes the swimming less difficult. The only other person to make the swim did it with a cage. 

McCardel intends to spend about 60 hours swimming the distance, which is slightly more than 100 miles. She'll be accompanied by a couple kayaks and a support boat.