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Australian Woman Prepares for Cuba-to-Florida Swim

Chloe McCardel will attempt the swim without a shark cage in June.



    American swimmer Diana Nyad who tried the swim four times.

    An Australian woman is getting ready to try swimming from Cuba to Florida.

    Endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel has a practice swim scheduled Sunday in the waters off Key West. Her attempt at swimming across the Florida Straits from Cuba to the Keys without a shark cage is set for June.

    She's the latest swimmer to try the difficult crossing.

    American Diana Nyad has tried four times: once in 1978 with a shark cage, and three times in the last two years without it. After jellyfish thwarted her most recent attempt, in August, Nyad all but ruled out a fifth try.

    Strong currents forced Australian Penny Palfrey to abandon her attempt last July.

    One Australian has successfully finished the swim. Susie Maroney did it in 1997 with a shark cage.