David Whyte Talks About The English Channel On WOWSA Live

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International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame has inducted a number of Honor Pilots during the 21st century including:

* Reg Brickell, Sr., Great Britain, Class of 2003 (English Channel)
* Captain Leonard Hutchinson, Great Britain, Class of 2004 (English Channel)
* Right Honourable Captain William J. Long OBE, Great Britain, Class of 2004 (English Channel)
* Michael Oram, Great Britain, Class of 2004 (English Channel)
* Duncan Taylor, Great Britain, Class of 2005 (English Channel)
* David Whyte, Great Britain, Class of 2007 (English Channel)
* Reg Brickell, Jr., Great Britain, Class of 2009 (English Channel)
* Ray Brickell, Great Britain, Class of 2009 (English Channel)
* Charlie Gravett, Great Britain, Class of 2016 (Isle of Jersey)
* John Pittman, USA, Class of 2017 (Catalina Channel)
* Mickey Pittman, USA, Class of 2017 (Catalina Channel)

David Whyte talked about his many memorable crossings of the English Channel during today’s WOWSA Live interview with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairperson Ned Denison:

* remembering the crossing by Victor Malwa of Zambia in 13 hours in 2005
* remembering the nearly unbelievable crossing by Walid Ahmed Abdel Kader in 12 hours 59 minutes. The Egyptian swimmer was disabled swimmer and managed to cross with only one arm and one leg
* piloting the first six-way relay crossing in 61 hours 27 minutes
* piloting Richard Blatny in a 23 hour 38 minute breaststroke crossing
* piloting France-to-England record setter Eric Johnson
* piloting Michael Read MBE on his 32nd crossing and Kevin Murphy on several of his crossings

Shown above with David Yudovin.

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