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How an year-old came to swim the Channel - BBC NewsMonaco on a sunny summer morning is everything the glossy brochures tell you: beautiful people lounging in deckchairs on the beach while waiters serve them cocktails. I was struck by the colour of the water; the Mediterranean Sea is an incredible blue. World free-diving champion Pierre Frolla accompanied me on this kilometre swim — the first on our Seven Seas expedition. As a local dive instructor, Pierre has witnessed first hand the damage that happens when visiting cruise ships drop anchor here; the anchors drag along the seabed, ripping the coral to shreds and leaving scars on the sea floor. This devastation is happening on our watch. Perspective is everything. I was reminded of this in the middle of the second of our seven swims, through the Adriatic Sea.
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Log in Register Your Wanderlust 0. James explains how they made their big trip dream a reality — and created a film of their adventures too How on earth did this harebrained idea start? Ben Stenning and I were sharing a poky flat in London and commuting to jobs we didn't particularly enjoy and we were constantly talking about the adventures we should be having. Then one day we ready about a guy who had rowed the Pacific and we asked ourselves if we could try something similar.
Please refresh the page and retry. Pausing only now and then for a chocolate digestive, thrown to him from the support boat, or a swig of hot tomato soup, a whole jukebox of songs played through his head before he finally emerged on the shingle beach below Shakespeare Cliff near Dover , 11 hours and 54 minutes after leaving Cap Gris-Nez, France. It was Sept 6 and he was 11 years and days old, the youngest person to ever swim the English Channel. Although Cap Gris-Nez is only 20 miles from Dover, his route had taken 32 miles, allowing for the pull of the tides. Gregory made national news and appeared on Blue Peter , where he was given a gold badge — only awarded for outstanding achievement. T hirty years on, his incredible record still stands. Not that Gregory, now 41, talks about it much.
And Then We Swam is the true story of two friends who set out to cross the Indian Ocean in a secondhand boat, having never rowed before in their lives. gruelling days later, off the coast of Mauritius and just five miles from the finish line, things started to go horribly.
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In July , he achieved one more world record — He lost 40 pounds of weight. He reached Shanghai in 40 days on 30 July , one day before planned. Strel swam the Amazon River , commencing on 1 February ,  finishing 66 days later on April 7, He had escort boats that were prepared to pour blood into the river to distract meat-eating fish such as piranhas.