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Q: Swimming History - English Channel ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Swimming History - English Channel
Category: Sports and Recreation > Trivia
Asked by: wordkraft-ga
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Posted: 09 Jan 2005 06:31 PST
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Question ID: 454484
I need to know the name and date for the first person to swim the
English Channel both ways.
Subject: Re: Swimming History - English Channel
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 09 Jan 2005 07:06 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Dear wordkraft,

The first person to swim the English Channel both ways was Edward
Harry Temme. He swam from France to England on 5 August 1927 (14 h, 29
min), and from England to France on 18 August 1934 (15 h, 34 min).

The first person to swim the English Channel both ways non-stop was
Antonio Abertondo. He swam from England to France and back in with
only a 4-minute break in 43 hours and 10 minutes on 20/21 September


Dover Museum: Online Exhibition - Swimming the Channel Listing of Successful Swims - Multiple Solo Crossings

Channel Swimming: Swim Lists

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Hope this answers your question!
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