Cyril Baldock Talks With Andre Slade On OceanFit

Courtesy of Andre Slade, Bondi Beach, Australia.

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Slade spoke with legendary channel swimmer Cyril Baldock from Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.

Baldock is a member of the Half Century Club, a life member of Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, a multiple national surf-swim and rescue/resuscitation champion in Australia, and did two English Channel crossings 29 years apart. In 1985, he swam from France to England in 10 hours 44 minutes at the age of 41, and from English to France in 12 hours 45 minutes in 2014 at the age of 70 years and 9 months. This was 4 months older than Roger Allsopp, the previously oldest successful English Channel swimmer.

He was a member of Sun Rice Australia (Sunrice Australia Channel Relay Team), a team of 6 Australian open water swimmers who set a four-way relay record across the English Channel in 1993 under the leadership of Des Renford. En route to their four-way relay record, Sun Rice Australia also set the two-way record (distance: 68 km) in 20 hours 40 minutes, and the three-way (distance: 102 km) in 32 hours 24 minutes. Their overall time was 43 hours 7 minutes, later broken in 2007 by Sport City Mexico in 42 hours 11 minutes. Baldock’s teammates included Michael Renford, Baden Green, Greg Stewart, Peter Tibbets and Kevin Neilsen.

To listen to Baldock’s discussion, click here.

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