English Channel swim by Matthew Webb

Swam the Channel in 21 hours and 45 minutes
The 2,589th fastest time out of 2,666 solo swims
World Record: First person to swim the Channel
Date: 24 August 1875
Country: UK
Age: 27
Category: Solo Swim
Route: England  >  France
Organisation: Channel Swimming Association
Pilot: George Toms
Observer: Unknown
Escort Boat: Ann
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