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Olympians Who Swam the English Channel

Athlete Gender Country Sport Notes
Greta Andersen Female DEN SWI 1948 Olympics - 100 metre freestyle (Gold), 4×100 freestyle relay (Silver); Swam English Channel - 1957/58/59/64/65 Five successful attempts (Best 13:40). France-to-England in 1957/58/59, England-to-France in 1964/65.
Miguel Arrobas Male POR SWI 1992 Olympics - 100 metre backstroke, 200 metre backstroke; Swam English Channel - 2008 England-to-France (9:30).
Bill Burgess Male GBR SWI, WAP 1900 Olympics - 4,000 metres; Swam English Channel - 1911 England-to-France (22:35). Second swimmer to cross English Channel in 1911.
Bimal Chandra Male IND SWI 1948 Olympics - 400 metre freestyle, 1,500 metre freestyle; Swam English Channel - 1959 France-to-England (13:50).
Trudy Ederle Female USA SWI 1924 Olympics - 100 metre freestyle (Bronze), 400 metre freestyle (Bronze), 4×100 freestyle relay (Gold); Swam English Channel - 1926 France-to-England (14:39). First woman to swim English Channel. Third person to swim France-to-England.
Jo O-Ryeon Male KOR SWI 1972 Olympics - 400 metre freestyle, 1,500 metre freestyle; Swam English Channel - 1982 England-to-France (9:35).
John Kinsella Male USA SWI 1968/1972 Olympics - 1,500 metre freestyle (Silver) (1968), 4×200 freestyle relay (Gold) (1972); Swam English Channel - 1979 England-to-France (9:10).
Yury Kudinov Male KAZ SWI Swam English Channel - 2007 (7:05)
Linda McGill Female AUS SWI 1964 Olympics - 4 events, best finish in 400 IM [5]; Swam English Channel - 1965, 1967 [3] All France-to-England (Best 9:59 (1967)). Three crossings in 1967. 9:59 at the time a record for women.
Eva Mortensen Female DEN SWI 1988 Olympics - 400 metre freestyle, 800 metre freestyle; Swam English Channel - 1996 England-to-France (10:46).
Veljko Rogošić Male YUG SWI 2004 England-to-France (11:27) at the age of 63.
Gilles Rondy Male FRA SWI Swam English Channel - 2004 (7:54)
Arati Saha Female IND SWI 1952 Olympics - 200 metre breaststroke; Swam English Channel - 1959 France-to-England (16:20).
Petar Stoychev Male BUL SWI 2000/2004/2008/2012 Olympics - 400/1,500 freestyle/10 km Open Water swim; Swam English Channel - 2006 England-to-France (7:21), 2007 England-to-France (6:57) - first crossing under 7 hours and record time from 2007-2012.
Edward Temme Male GBR WAP 1928 Olympics - Water Polo; Swam English Channel - 1927 France-to-England (?) and 1934 England-to-France (15:34). First swimmer to cross English channel in both ways.
Edith van Dijk Female NED SWI 2008 Olympics; Swam English Channel - 2003 France-to-England (9:08)
Rostislav Vítek Male CZE SWI Swam English Channel - 2009 (7:16)