☀️ Breaking World Records For Swimming

AND rescuing sea turtles on vacation

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Here’s what to know for Wednesday:

  • Canadian swimmer breaks three world records

  • The social media craze that has Brits sending pints to each other

  • Canadian couple rescues a sea turtle

99-year-old swimmer breaks world records

Meet Betty Brussel, the 99-year-old swimmer breaking world records and making waves.

Betty is a swimming sensation who has smashed three world records in one day. She swam faster than anyone in her age group (100 to 104).

Betty learned how to swim in the canals of Amsterdam, where she was born in 1924. She moved to Canada in 1959 and raised three children.

She started swimming competitively in her 60s and has never stopped.

Betty swims twice a week at a pool in Surrey, B.C., where she lives alone. She walks, reads, embroiders, and grows tomatoes and flowers on her balcony. She drives herself to the pool and feels very fortunate to be healthy.

Betty is a role model for everyone who wants to stay active and positive as they age. She proves that age is just a number and that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Betty’s swimming club, the White Rock Wave, is very proud of her achievements. They cheer her on at every meet and say she inspires them all.

Betty is humble and modest about her records.

She says she doesn’t think about them much. She swims for the joy of it.

Betty reminds us never to stop chasing our dreams and having fun.

Way to go, Betty! You rock 🙌

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Ida and Phil Short were enjoying their vacation in the Florida Keys when they spotted something unusual in the water.

It was a sea turtle, but it was tangled in a fishing rope and seaweed.

The couple from Harvey Station, New Brunswick, didn’t hesitate to help. They tried to free the turtle, but it was too big and scared.

They knew they needed professional help, so they called the Turtle Hospital, a rescue and rehab center for sea turtles.

The hospital staff and the U.S. Coast Guard arrived quickly and managed to cut the rope and bring the turtle to safety.

The turtle, a 25-year-old female loggerhead, weighed about 200 pounds. She had minor injuries and was given fluids, antibiotics, and vitamins.

Two days later, the turtle was ready to return to the ocean.

The Shorts were invited to join the hospital staff and hundreds of spectators at Sombrero Beach to release the turtle.

They carried her to the water and watched her swim away.

The couple said they were happy to be part of the turtle’s rescue and recovery.

They also learned a lot about threats to sea turtles, such as fishing gear, boat strikes, and pollution.

They hope their story will inspire others to protect these amazing animals.

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