International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
International Marathon Swimmer of the Year, 2016
124.4km World Record Ocean Swim
27x English Channel Crossings

“Swimming the English Channel has been the biggest achievement of my life. It wasn’t just the swim, it was the whole journey getting there, right from the moment I committed. I will always remember seeing and listening to Chloë McCardel talking about swimming the English Channel at the Queenscliff open water swim. I decided then and there that I was going to do it. Thanks Chloë for leading me through an amazing adventure. I couldn’t have asked for more from a coach, a mentor and now a friend. And I’m not finished yet, a double-crossing attempt in August 2019…same place, same coach.”

Rick Seirer, English Channel Solo 2016, CSA Oldest Successful Swimmer

“Chloë McCardel is not only the most experienced and successful Australian to swim the English Channel, but she also knows how to train and motivate others to accomplish their own channel swim. I would not have been able to successfully complete my swim without Chloë’s assistance.”

Brett Davis, English Channel Solo 2015, CSA Oldest Successful Swimmer

“It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Chloё McCardel as an open water swim coach. Chloё helped train my friends and I for a relay crossing of the English Channel in 2014 and also for my solo crossing in 2017.  Her vast experience comes through in all aspects, from training regimes, stroke technique, cold water acclimatisation, nutrition, logistics and the mental game. Chloё ‘s passion and positive energy for open water swimming and helping others reach their personal goals stands out above all else.”

Bob Burrow, English Channel Solo 2017, CSA Fastest American Swim

“Chloё McCardel’s programme not only prepares you physically, but mentally for what is the greatest thing I have done in my life to date. Her training was varied, specific to my ability, and was the perfect amount for the swim. Though it was an individual pursuit, I have gained life long friends with the other swimmers in the programme. Chloё’s knowledge of the technical side of the swim, such as boats, pilots and tides, is invaluable and gives everyone in her programme a huge advantage on being successful.”

Hamish Hall, English Channel Solo 2016

“As a successful English Channel swimmer, I cannot thank Chloë McCardel enough for her mentoring and coaching over the past 18 months. Without Chloë, I know that the swim would not have gone as seamlessly as it did. She assisted me with my technique, ensured that I was exposed to every condition possible and developed a specific program that was personalised and regularly monitored. Chloë’s expertise, planning and dedication was invaluable, ensuring that my support crew and I were entirely ready for the swim.”

Shane Giese, English Channel Solo 2017