Yvetta Hlaváčová

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Yvetta Hlaváčová
Born (1975-05-26) May 26, 1975 (age 41)
Boskovice, Czech Republic
Nationality Czech
Occupation Swimmer, Fashion model
Height 6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12.4 st)[1]
Yvetta Hlaváčová
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  Czech Republic
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1991 Athens 5 km open water
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Vienna 25 km open water

Yvetta Hlaváčová (born 26 May 1975) is a Czech national team member in long-distance swimming and women’s world record holder from swimming the English Channel in a time of 7 h, 25 mins.[2]

While she has pursued indoor swimming, she has earned much more success on the open water. The swimmer has been at the top of long-distance swimming for several years.

At 6ft4.5" (194 cm) she is one of the tallest swimmers in the world. Her feet are a size 13 (US) / 46 (EU).

Successful English Channel Swims[edit]

  • 2005 in 8 h 42 mins
  • 2006 in 7 h 25 mins (WR)
  • 2007 in 7 h 53 mins


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