“Marathon swimming is not a spectator sport, though maybe it should be. At first it’s mildly interesting, then vastly dull, then eventually the astonishing achievement becomes apparent.

Endurance sport is not beautiful. It’s the opposite. It’s wrecking, pummelling, stretching a body into an ambulance-worthy state. It’s yelling ‘keep going’ to nerve endings that scream, entirely reasonably, for an end.

Marathon swimming, like all marathons, isn’t merely a body against a distance. It’s the mind at war with its meat-puppet.” – Nick Miller, Sydney Morning Herald, 2016.


Swim

Distance

Time

2017
English Channel Double Crossing (68km) 20:34
2016
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 10:29
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 10:19
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 10:00
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 10:00
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 08:51
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 09:48
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 10:21
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 10:45
2015
English Channel Triple Crossing (102km) 36:12 (11:34; 11:08; 13:30)
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 09:48
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 09:56
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 08:52
2014
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 09:12
Bahamas World Record (124.4km) 41:21
2012
Rottnest Channel Single Crossing (19.7km) 04:59
Bondi Beach 60 Laps Record (48km) TBC
English Channel Double Crossing (68km) 19:20 (09:50; 09:30)
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 09:03
2010
English Channel Double Crossing (68km) 21:48 (10:37; 11:11)
2009
English Channel Single Crossing (34km) 12:03