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A swim across Porto Santo and Madeira will be first attempted by a woman.

Mayra Santos is an athlete of the Funchal Naval Club and will try the 42 km distance between the two islands, at sea, without stopping to rest and without wearing thermal clothing. 

The head of the Naval Club’s swimming department, Elmano Freitas, says the crossing will be a milestone for swimming. 

The athlete Mayra Santos is 40 years old, born in Brazil and has lived in Madeira for 15 years.

Taken from RTP Madeira