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Friday, January 12, 2018

Who's Who In English Channel's Over-and-Back



Data courtesy of Julian Critchlow, video courtesy of Graeme Lowe, English Channel
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Julian Critchlow, a three-time English Channel swimmer, compiled an historic archive of all successful two-way crossings of the English Channel. The 30 athletes are listed from the oldest to youngest:

1. Sally Minty-Gravett MBE (Jersey)
* at the age of 59 in 36 hours 26 minutes in 2016
2. Elizabeth Fry (USA)
* at the age of 52 in 24 hours 41 minutes in 2011
3. Dr. Marcy MacDonald (USA)
* at the age of 37 in 21 hours 19 minutes
* at the age of 40 in 23 hours 0 minutes
* at the age of 49 in 24 hours 16 minutes
4. Anne Cleveland (USA)
* at the age of 48 in 28 hours 36 minutes
5. Wendy Trehiou (Jersey)
* at the age of 44 in 39 hours 9 minutes
6. David Parcells (USA)
* at the age of 44 in 21 hours 30 minutes
7. Dori Miller (USA)
* at the age of 43 in 26 hours 21 minutes
8. Antonio Abertondo (Argentina)
* at the age of 43 in 43 hours 10 minutes
9. Stuart Johnson (Australia)
* at the age of 40 in 25 hours 50 minutes
* at the age of 41 in 24 hours 30 minutes
* at the age of 43 in 19 hours 47 minutes
10. Kevin Murphy (UK)
* at the age of 21 in 35 hours 10 minutes
* at the age of 26 in 36 hours 3 minutes [en route to a 3-way attempt]
* 38 in 32 hours 42 minutes
11. Jon Erikson (USA)
* at the age of 20 in 29 hours 50 minutes
* at the age of 24 in 22 hours 16 minutes
* at the age of 26 in 23 hours 24 minutes [en route to 3-way crossing]
12. Ted Erikson (USA)
* at the age of 37 in 30 hours 3 minutes
13. Jaime Caballero Echeverría (Spain)
* at the age of 37 in 25 hours 35 minutes
14. John van Wisse (Australia)
* at the age of 37 in 19 hours 55 minutes [en route to a 3-way attempt]
15. Deirdre Ward (Ireland)
* at the age of 36 in 27 hours 52 minutes
16. Igor de Souza (Brazil)
* at the age of 34 in 18 hours 33 minutes*
17. Rebecca Lewis (UK)
* at the age of 32 in 20 hours 15 minutes
18. Chloë McCardel (Australia)
* at the age of 25 in 21 hours 48 minutes
* at the age of 27 in 19 hours 21 minutes
* at the age of 30 in 22 hours 42 minutes [en route to a 3-way crossing]
19. Alison Streeter MBE (UK)
* at the age of 18 in 21 hours 16 minutes
* at the age of 25 in 21 hours 11 minutes [en route to a 3-way crossing]
* at the age of 27 in 22 hours 20 minutes, at the age of 30 in 20 hours 55 minutes
20. Liane Llewellyn Hickling (UK)
* at the age of 27 in 27 hours 35 minutes
21. Lisa Cummins (Ireland)
* at the age of 26 in 35 hours 0 minutes
22. Paula Townley-Rivett (UK)
* at the age of 25 in 22 hours 11 minutes
23. Cindy Nicholas (Canada)
* at the age of 20 in 19 hours 55 minutes**
* at the age of 21 in 19 hours 12 minutes
* at the age of 23 in 22 hours 21 minutes
* at the age of 25 in 18 hours 55 minutes
* at the age of 25 in 20 hours 9 minutes (16 days after her previous 2-way)
24. Nora Toledano Cadena (Mexico)
* at the age of 24 in 23 hours 38 minutes
25. Dr. Osama Ahmed Momtaz (Egypt)
* at the age of 23 in 21 hours 37 minutes
26. Irene van der Laan (Netherlands)
* at the age of 22 in 18 hours 15 minutes
27. Philip Rush (New Zealand)
* at the age of 21 in 17 hours 56 minutes
* at the age of 23 in 16 hours 10 minutes [en route to a 3-way crossing]
28. David Čech (Czech Republic)
* at the age of 20 in 19 hours 54 minutes
29. Nick Adams (UK)
* at the age of 18 in 27 hours 28 minutes
30. Susie Maroney (Australia)
* at the age of 16 in 17 hours 14 minutes

* De Souza's two-way crossing in 1997 was remarkable because both his first leg of 9 hours 31 minutes and his second leg of 9 hours 2 minutes were the fastest times for English Channel crossings
** Cindy Nicholas' 2-way crossing in 1977 was 10 hours 5 minutes faster than the previous record, breaking the previous male record

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