Meghan Chisholm becomes first Saskatchewan citizen to swim English Channel

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Published on July 24, 2014

Swift Current's Meghan Chisholm shared the waters of the English Channel with many ferries, tankers and other maritime traffic during her July 22 crossing, with her route taking her through the midst of heavily used shipping lanes.

Published on July 24, 2014

Swift Current's Meghan Chisholm shared the waters of the English Channel with many ferries, tankers and other maritime traffic during her July 22 crossing, with her route taking her through the midst of heavily used shipping lanes.

Published on July 24, 2014

Swift Current's Meghan Chisholm nervously awaits the start of her English Channel swim attempt on July 22.

Published on July 24, 2014

Swift Current's Meghan Chisholm began her English Channel swim at 6:09 a.m. on July 22 when she waded into the Atlantic Ocean at Dover.

Published on July 24, 2014

Meghan Chisholm had nutrition breaks during her English Channel swim, with a line bottle thrown from the boat to provide her with juices, soups, chunks of banana and other high carb foods. She could not touch the boat at any time during her swim or she would have been disqualified.

Published on July 24, 2014

There was a small sense of relief when Meghan Chisholm was within sight of the French coast, but it still took a determined effort to complete the swim in a time of 14 hours and 39 minutes.

Published on July 24, 2014

While her support team watched from the deck of the pilot boat Pathfinder, Swift Current's Meghan Chisholm stood on the shore of the French coast after completing her English Channel swim in 14 hours and 39 minutes. She was then greeted by a French family who were enjoying an oceanside evening.

Published on July 22, 2014

A web tracking site shows Meghan Chisholm's progress during her July 22 English Channel swim attempt.

Published on July 22, 2014

Swift Current's Meghan Chisholm completed a solo swim of the English Channel on July 22, swimming a total of 48.5 milometers between England and France in a time of 14 hours and 39 minutes.

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