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Abdellatief Abouheif (September 30, 1929, in Alexandria, Egypt – April 23, 2008, in Alexandria) was an Egyptian marathon swimming champion.
Alison Jane Streeter MBE (born 1964) is a British long-distance swimmer.
Amelia "Mille" Gade Corson (11 February 1897 - 1 May 1982Death-Record. http://www.death-record.com/l/99315384/Mille-Corson. Accessed June 9, 2013.) was a Danish-born American long-distance swimmer who is best known as becoming the seventh person, third American and second woman to successfully swim across the English Channel.
Antonio Abertondo (August 1, 1918 – July 6, 1978) of Argentina was the first person to complete a two way swim of the English Channel.
Arati Gupta née Saha (24 September 1940 – 23 August 1994) was an Indian long distance swimmer.
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Atina Bojadži (Атина Бојаџи; 13 March 1944 – 28 December 2010) was Yugoslav marathon swimmer who crossed the English Channel in 1969, being the first woman from Yugoslavia to do so.
Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ, lit. "The country of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ), is a country in South Asia.
The Bangladesh Liberation War (মুক্তিযুদ্ধ), also known as the Bangladesh War of Independence, or simply the Liberation War in Bangladesh, was a revolution and armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in what was then East Pakistan during the 1971 Bangladesh genocide.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
Bikrampur ("City of Courage") is a pargana situated south of Dhaka, the modern capital city of Bangladesh.
Thomas William Burgess (15 June 1872 – 2 July 1950) was the second person to successfully complete a swim of the English Channel after Matthew Webb.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
Brojen Das (9 December 1927 – 1 June 1998) was a Bengali swimmer, who was the first Asian to swim across the English Channel, and the first person to cross it six times.
Cap Gris-Nez (literally "cape grey nose") is a cape on the Côte d'Opale in the Pas-de-Calais département in northern France.
Charles "Charlie the Tuna" Chapman, of Buffalo, New York, was an African-American distance swimmer specializing in the butterfly stroke.
Chloe McCardel, born 10 May 1985, is an open water swimmer and swim coach from Melbourne, Australia.
Cynthia Maria "Cindy" Nicholas, (August 20, 1957 – May 19, 2016) was a long distance swimmer and a politician in Ontario, Canada.
The Daily Sketch was a British national tabloid newspaper, founded in Manchester in 1909 by Sir Edward Hulton.
David Edward Williams (born 20 August 1971), known professionally as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, author, and presenter known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch show Little Britain. Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the ITV talent show: Britain's Got Talent.
A dory is a small, shallow-draft boat, about long.
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England.
East Pakistan was the eastern provincial wing of Pakistan between 1955 and 1971, covering the territory of the modern country Bangladesh.
Edward Harry Temme (16 September 1904 – 26 June 1977) was an English swimmer and insurance clerk.
The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
Enrique Tirabocchi (variously spelled as Enrico Tiraboschi) was an Argentinian marathon swimmer who in August 1926 became the fourth person to successfully swim across the English Channel.
Florence May Chadwick (November 9, 1918 – March 15, 1995) was an American swimmer known for long-distance open water swimming.
Gertrude Caroline Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events.
The Gisborne Herald is the daily evening newspaper for Gisborne and environs.
Henry Sullivan (born c. 1893) was an American marathon swimmer who is best known for becoming the third person and the first American to swim across the English Channel, beginning his swim on the afternoon of August 5, 1923, from Dover, England and finishing 27 hours and 25 minutes later on the evening of August 6 at Calais, France.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum (ISHOF) is a history museum and hall of fame, located at One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, operated by private interests and serving as the central point for the study of the history of swimming in the United States and around the world.
John Alexander Maclean, OAM (born 27 May 1966) is an Australian triathlete, rower, and motivational speaker.
Jon Erikson (1954 – July 28, 2014) was an American long distance swimmer who was the first of only four people to have ever completed a three way swim of the English Channel.
Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.
Kevin Murphy (born 1949) has swum the English Channel 34 times, more than any other man in history.
Kingsdown is a village immediately to the south of Walmer, itself south of Deal, on the English Channel coast of Kent.
This is a list of firsts in India..
Lloyd's of London, generally known simply as Lloyd's, is an insurance market located in London, United Kingdom.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Captain Matthew Webb (19 January 1848 – 24 July 1883) was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial aids for sport purpose.
Mercedes Gleitze or Mercedes Carey (18 November 1900 – 9 February 1981) was a British professional swimmer.
Mihir Sen (16 November 1930 – 11 June 1997) was a famous long distance swimmer & a National Hero, considered to be one of the most prominent youth icons of his generation.
The Montreal Gazette, formerly titled The Gazette, is the only English-language daily newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, after three other daily English newspapers shut down at various times during the second half of the 20th century.
Nejib Belhedi (نجيب بالهادي; born July 25, 1952 in Sfax) is a Tunisian long-distance open-water swimmer.
Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities.
Petar Stoychev (Петър Стойчев; born 24 October 1976 in Momchilgrad) is a Bulgarian swimmer who is one of the most successful long distance marathon swimmers of the last decade.
Philip Rush (New Zealand - born 6 November 1963) is a firefighter and long distance swimmer who is the current world record holder for the fastest two and three way swim of the English Channel which he completed in 1987 in a time of 28 h 21 mins (he completed the two way in a time of 16 h 10 mins).
Philippe Croizon (born 1968) is a French athlete and the first quadruple amputee to swim across the English Channel.
The Port of Dover is the cross-channel port situated in Dover, Kent, south-east England.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
Susan Jean "Susie" Maroney (born 15 November 1974) is an Australian former marathon swimmer.
The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of Earth.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Trent Grimsey (born 4 May 1988) is an Australian retired long distance swimmer who set a new record time for crossing the English Channel in 2012.
Winnifred "Winnie" Frances Roach-Leuszler, O.Ont (February 3, 1926 – May 1, 2004) was a Canadian long distance swimmer.
Yvetta Hlaváčová (born 26 May 1975) is a Czech national team member in long-distance swimming and women’s world record holder from swimming the English Channel in a time of 7 h, 25 mins.