Retired surgeon Dr. Roger Allsopp showed society and the global open
water swimming society what is physically possible in the latter half of
life. 

The 70-year-old dynamo successfully crossed the English Channel in
17 hours and 51 minutes to become the oldest person to ever do so. 

Despite a six-meter spring tide, Dr. Allsopp endured a day of absolute misery
as he re-wrote the record books under sub-optimal conditions.  Thinking of
others, the unselfish exploit helped raise significant funds to provide
equipment and resources for those less fortunate. 

The mild-mannered
two-time English Channel swimmer physician with a remarkable level of patience
and an over-abundance of optimism wants others to live longer and more
healthfully.  For his inspiration, willing descend in the depths, and
age-defying marathon exploit across the English Channel, Dr. Roger Allsopp is a
worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

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WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.

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