Chloe McCardel - 4-way English Channel

evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
edited August 2017 in Cheering Section

@chloemccardeldotcom is off on the first lap of a planned four, which would really be something else. Start time was 03:35 BST on Monday, August 28.

Discuss!

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  • A beautiful stroke, in the "70 mins in" video.

    This is sort of unfathomable.

  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    English Channel ONE-way is something a far-off pipe dream of mine. This is truly amazing! And I'm so glad to see these extraordinary accomplishments by women in swimming! @sstthomas w 104 miles, Chloe McArdle w multiple EC swims last year and setting out for a 4-way this year! It's interesting that in the 1928 Olympics, the authorities got all in a lather b/c women, like many men, collapsed to the track after running the 800, yet Gertrude Ederle had by then successfully crossed the English Channel. Did those officials at the Olympics not read newspapers?

    lakespray
  • curlycurly Issaquah, WAMember

    Gosh! What a powerful kick. Pretty impressive swimming.

    ViveBene
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited August 2017

    In addition to track.rs, I'm watching this page:

    https://www.windguru.cz/96593

    Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 3.07.00 PM

    Seems like she's got another 24-28 hours to cover as much route distance as she can before the wind goes sideways.

    malinakaKarl_Kingeryrlmdavid_barrapavlicov
  • Karl_KingeryKarl_Kingery Denver, COMember

    So, > evmo said:

    In addition to track.rs, I'm watching this page:

    https://www.windguru.cz/96593

    Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 3.07.00 PM

    Seems like she's got another 24-28 hours to cover as much route distance as she can before the wind goes sideways.

    So, if she continues at her current pace of 1:22 per 100 yds (1:30/100M) (including feeds), she'll make it before the wind hits with 3-7 hours to spare.

    evmoViveBene
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited August 2017
    • Lap 1: 10 hr 26 min
    • Lap 2: 10 hr 8 min
    • 2-way total: 20 hr 34 min

    The fastest two-way English Channel swims, for reference:

    • Philip Rush (1987) 16:10 (1st 2 laps of 3-way)
    • Susie Maroney (1991) 17:14
    • Philip Rush (1985) 17:56
    • Irene van der Laan (1983) 18:15
    • Igor de Souza (1997) 18:33
    • Cindy Nicholas (1982) 18:55
    • Cindy Nicholas (1979) 19:12
    • Chloe McCardel (2012) 19:21
    • Stuart Johnson (2014) 19:47
    • David Cech (2006) 19:54
    • Cindy Nicholas (1977) 19:55
    • John Van Wisse (2010) 19:55
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  • glennglenn cape town SAMember

    still a very brave effort, well done

    IronMikeBridgetViveBene
  • curlycurly Issaquah, WAMember

    Amazing swim. Look at those times. It's kind of crazy that this almost seems like a failed effort. She swims the Channel like most people swim in their lap pool. Outstanding!

    dpm50Camillephodgeszoho
  • rlmrlm Member

    Indeed. A GREAT accomplishment. Incredible, astounding attempt. Bet she does this in the future (if this is still a personal goal of hers). Following the swim on Tracker.rs was riveting.

    Bridget
  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    "Who at least fails by daring greatly" Theodore Roosevelt

    http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trsorbonnespeech.html

    grappledunkwendyv34lakesprayDavidZak
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