INTERNATIONAL MARATHON SWIMMING HALL OF FAME
24 x ENGLISH CHANNEL CROSSINGS
124.4KM WORLD RECORD
Described as the greatest endurance athlete on the planet, the greatest ultra-marathon swimmer in history, an inspiration and role model, Chloë McCardel is pushing the boundaries of marathon swimming and aims to achieve the impossible. Chloë currently holds the 124.4km World Record for the longest ocean swim and 24 crossings of the English Channel, including one triple crossing and three double crossings. Inspired to dramatically alter the perception of what the human mind and body can achieve in such harsh, inhospitable conditions, Chloë believes that a fourth lap of the English Channel is possible. In 2016, Chloë was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as its youngest member, and awarded the International Marathon Swimmer of the Year ‘Poseidon Award’.
"There are very few people on the planet
genuinely pushing the boundaries of
“I’ve pushed myself as much as I thought I could have.
Now, it’s about pushing the boundaries of marathon swimming.
It’s about pushing the human spirit.
Maybe we can go further.”