Two brothers from Coimbatore, on 15 November, set a new swimming record by covering a combined distance of 22.65kms in an eight-hour swimathon.
S Sudhay, 15, and S Mritul, 12, achieved this incredible feat at the Yuva Bharathi Public School. Sudhay swam for a continuous five hours by using freestyle, breast, butterfly and back. Sudhay's brother Mritul covered a distance of 9.3kms in three hours only with freestyle technique. According to media reports, the brothers attempted to cover a distance of 12kms and 9kms respectively but managed to achieve more.
Tamil Nadu: Two brothers from Coimbatore set new records in swimming, covering a combined distance of 22.65 km in an eight hour swimathon. pic.twitter.com/VtxbhcPGbD— ANI (@ANI_news) November 15, 2016
The brothers found themselves in Elite World records, Unique World Records, Asian Records Academy, Thamizhan Book of Records and India Records Academy.
Commenting on their achievement, a leading daily quoted their mother Bhanumati as saying, "Swimming is an exercise and a discipline; their true interest is set to lead them to IIT."