This is a list of notable successful swims across the English Channel. Contents. [ hide]. 1 First attempts; 2 First swims; 3 Records; 4 References; 5 External links. First attempts. After a seaman had floated across the Channel on a bundle of straw, Matthew Webb made the crossing without the aid of artificial buoyancy.
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Aug 6, 2016 ... It was 90 years ago today that American swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel. It was her second attempt, after being pulled from the water the first time for “resting, floating face-down” a year earlier, and she became, at 19, the sixth person to swim the 21-and-a-bit ...
Jul 28, 2010 ... As a self-confessed "slow swimmer" Jackie Cobell knew when she set out to cross the English Channel that it might take her some time.
Jan 3, 2015 ... Matt Townsend caught the wild-swimming bug in 2012. Only two years later, inspired by his octogenarian neighbour who had swum the Channel in 1964, he attempted to do the same.
Aug 8, 2017 ... A man has died during an attempt to swim the English Channel as part of a gruelling triathlon. Douglas Waymark, 44 from Cheltenham, got into difficulty about half way across, 12 nautical miles from Dover. The coastguard received a radio call from a support vessel at about 21:20 BST on Monday. A search ...
On this day in 1926, on her second attempt, 19-year-old Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the 21 miles from Dover, England, to Cape Griz -Nez across the English Channel, which separates Great Britain from the northwestern tip of France.