AUSSIE MARATHON SWIMMER ON BRINK OF WORLD RECORD-BREAKING ENGLISH CHANNEL CROSSING
Last year Chloë McCardel swam her 37th crossing of the English Channel beating the Men’s World Record of 34 channel crossings. That’s a total distance of 1,258 kilometers of swimming, or a car ride from Melbourne to Port Macquarie, New South Wales.
Her record-breaking channel crossing garnered 3,800 news articles, including 27 new segments across the world covered by major TV outlets in the UK, like the BBC, ITV, Sky, the Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Mail. Chloë uses her media coverage to shine a light on and advocate for women experiencing domestic violence. She was also one of Marie Claire’s 2020 Women of the Year.
This year Chloë will start her Aussie assault on the overall World Record and title of ‘Queen of the English Channel’ which currently sits at 43x crossings and is held by an English woman. She ‘just’ needs six channel swims this northern hemisphere summer to match the World Record and seven to wrestle it back to its rightful home inside Australian shores for the first time since 1980 when Des Renford held the World Record.
“My thoughts are going out to everyone impacted by the COVID pandemic, especially those who are currently trapped in their homes experiencing domestic violence. An issue extremely close to my heart.”