First dive across the English Channel [Relay]
Last updated: August 29, 2017 at 0:09 am
In August 2006, six men and one woman became the first people to swim across the English Channel from Britain to France in an underwater scuba relay. They covered the distance of 34 km (21 miles) from Dover to Cap Gris Nez in just over 12 hours. The team was composed of Colin Osbourne, Lieutenant John Bainbridge and Lieutenant Commander Mike Leaney from the Royal Navy, and sport divers Warren Brown, Paul Cushing, Mark Evans and Rosemary Lunn.
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