11 things you need to know before swimming the English Channel – RedBull

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It’s one of the great swimming challenges and it’s right on your doorstep. We asked one athlete who recently swam between the UK and France to give us the lowdown.

Crossing the 118 miles between the UK and France by just slashing your arms and legs in open water is no mean feat. As a crow flies it works down to 1,340 lengths of a 25m swimming pool – but of course then you have the icy cold waters to deal with. And for UK-based adventures, it’s hard to beat. Read more…

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