English Channel swimmer Marc Newman set a new 16h 9m (unratified) World Record by becoming the first person to complete the 26 mile Dungeness to France crossing which is nearly 20% longer than the traditional 21 mile route.
Good luck to Marc Newman hoping to achieve the first ever solo crossing from Dungeness to France pic.twitter.com/VNSF4LeKA1
— Guiding Light Charts (@LightCharts) July 22, 2016
After last year’s unsuccessful attempt, Marc felt he had “unfinished business”! He began the crossing at 8:30am on 22 July 2016 starting from Dungeness in Kent. He was accompanied by CSA pilot boat Sea Leopard, skipper Stuart Gleeson and coach / CSA Vice President Tom Watch.
— Big Ricks Swim Team (@RicksSwim) July 22, 2016
A huge well done to Marc on his amazing swim which has so far raised over £3000 for Julia’s House a children’s hospice based in Dorset. If you would like to donate to his charity please click on Marc’s justgiving page.