Courtesy of Rauno Liivand and Keenan Samway, Miami, Florida.

Merle Liivand of Estonia lives and trains in Miami, Florida.

But she is now in Hungary, together with Estonian teammate Frank Johan Ojarand, where she will compete in 10 km marathon swim at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Lake Balaton, ultimately with the goal of making it to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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