Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

I want to do something that no one has ever done before and no one has ever swum both [the North Channel and English Channel] in [9 days],” said Polish swimmer Lukasz Kowalczyk.

In a unique channel challenge that Polish-born Kowalczyk is definitely up for, he is going for a tough double: 21 miles done in the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland, and another cross-border swim coming up between England and France.

But Kowalczyk is prepared. Even within a week of his first marathon swim, the 25 km Lough Erne Irish Championship in 2013 where he finished first in 7 hours 52 minutes, he was back in the water for the 16-mile Nough Neagh Cancer Focus Charity Swim that took him in 11 hours 10 minutes.

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