Redding native and current Enterprise high school senior swimmer Hunter Wright used sheer determination to set a world record overseas.
On Friday morning, the 17-year-old Wright became the youngest swimmer to complete the Strait of Magellan race.
Wright completed the race in 1 hour, 54 minutes, becoming the 21st person to have completed the swim and the sixth from the U.S.
It didn't come easy as Wright faced tough conditions including freezing temperatures and currents which reached 15 knots.
Wright will spend the next week traveling with his coach Pedro Ordenes before coming back to the States on Jan. 25.
To see a recap of Wright's excursion across the water, head to this link: