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Remembering History, Celebrating Alawi Makki

Courtesy of Kathrin Lammers, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Over 40 countries are represented in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, but only one of the inductees is from Saudi Arabia. Without a [...]

Crossing For The Alexa Trust

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Howard James (née Keech) did the improbable. James accomplished the unprecedented. James opened and closed the books on the English Channel crossing season this year in an historically unparalleled [...]

Howard James, First One In, Last One Out

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Howard James (née Keech) has that undeniable look of a channel swimmer: a look of determination and intense focus coupled with a sense of adventure and a dash of [...]

The Feeling Was Incredible

James Harrison | Showreel from James Harrison on Vimeo. James Harrison found himself swimming across the English Channel in September this year. The award-winninge filmmaker from Guernsey in the Channel Islands was drawn into the [...]

Chloë McCardel 20 Down In The Channel. 24 To Go?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "#20 swim done," wrote Chloë McCardel. "Done!! New Aussie Record!! [Husband] Paul [McQueeney] and I are very excited. 10 hrs 19 min." The 31-year-old from Australia broke the long-standing [...]

Shapland Swimming As A Near Septuagenarian

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The oldest individuals to have successfully crossed the English Channel include renowned members of the Half Century Club: 1. Otto Thaning (South Africa), 73 years, E/F, 12:52 in 2014 [...]

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