While growing up, we all have our dreams of what we want to do, and who we want to be, in life. While some want to be a secret agent or a soldier, others dream of being an astronaut. Well, having always been in love with water ever since she was a toddler, 13-year-old Khushi Parmar seems to be on the right path towards building a career revolving around water. She recently broke the Asian Record in open sea water scuba diving competition, held in Goa, with her astounding achievement being registered in the India Book of Records, Asia Book of Records, Unique World Records and Indian Achievers list!

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The competition was organized to promote the ‘Girls are Fearless’ campaign, and Khushi certainly proved that herself. By diving for an astounding 2 hours and 1 minute at one go, she broke all records to become the youngest diver in the entire Asian subcontinent! Over the course of the competition, she made 9 dives between April 18th – April 23rd, with a total of 11 hours and 31 minutes spent diving in the open sea. Her trainer at Barracuda International Diving, Goa, Venkat Charlo, was alongside her, guiding and preparing her for attempting the world record.

Pune girl broke the world record

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Khushi’s father, businessman Ajit Parmar beamed with pride, saying,

Khushi has been learning swimming since she was five and aspires to make a career in the merchant navy. She has been practicing swimming at Tilak Tank under the guidance of her coach, Prabhir Roy, and practices for two hours.

Khushi is currently studying at Mount Carmel High School, and in 2015, she also made a record by smashing 573 tube lights within 3 seconds, while riding a motorcycle. set several exceptional records of swimming for extended periods of time. In 2014 itself, she claimed a spot for herself in the India Book of Records and the Asia Book of Records by being the youngest person ever to swim continuously for 6 hours, 32 minutes, and 10 seconds! The previous record had been held by Tian Jo Howan from Cambodia, who had swum for 4 hours and 35 minutes.

Pune girl broke the world record

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Well, I must admit, I’m definitely experiencing severe pangs of self-doubt and a slight bit of jealousy, after finding out what an amazing life Khushi is living, doing what she loves! You go, girl!

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