Lochie swims the English Channel
06 July 2012
16 year old ocean swimmer, Lochie Hinds, completed his English Channel swim this morning at 7.30am Aust EST.
Lochie departed Calais in France at 9.00 am on Thursday 5th July (local France time) in 12 degree water and began the 34km swim towards Dover in the U.K.
Wearing only the regulation costume, hat, goggles, grease and earplugs, he completed the course in 12 hours and 22 minutes. He stopped halfway vomiting from exhaustion and hunger, but after a whinge, got a second wind and powered on.
Lochie now becomes the youngest Australian male to swim the Channel. For more information see our media release.