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DHLs Cynthia Aguilar crosses oceans and swims with whales

DHL's Cynthia Aguilar crosses oceans and swims with whales

 January 10, 2024

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DHL employs women who are remarkable both in and out of the workplace.

A key benefit of working for DHL means you don't have to compromise on your outside interests or responsibilities, as DHL encourages a healthy and balanced work-life balance.

With 600,000 amazing colleagues around the world, we hear about a very special one: Key Account Manager for DHL Supply Chain in Mexico, Cynthia Aguilar Valdes. 

She has an extraordinary passion for open-water swimming, where she has achieved many great feats. 

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Building endurance and character 

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Cynthia has broken open-water swimming records, with her first experience being to swim from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, a 10 kilometre stretch, in just 2.5 hours. 

Her greatest swimming experience, she says, was swimming with whales and being surrounded by dolphins.

"When they passed under me, the little ones would turn around just to look at me," recalls Cynthia. 

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Team work and support are key 

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Cynthia is a strong team player and values collaboration.

Cynthia dispels a common misconception of open-water swimming that "People think it's a solo sport, but actually there's a fantastic crew including a boat captain and crew, a judge, a coach, and a kayaker."

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In 2021, Cynthia made news as the first Mexican and Latin-American woman to swim the length of Lake Tahoe in the USA.

In 2023, Cynthia achieved a remarkable feat of swimming in three seas on three continents in just 33 days.

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