Today’s guest is ultra-marathon swimmer, Chloe McCardel. She has successfully completed a triple crossing of the English Channel. This is something that hasn’t been done for the last 25 years. She’s the fourth person in history to do it.
In this episode:
01:23 – When Chloe Fell In Love With The English Channel
02:40 – Did you ever think of giving up?
05:00 – Swimming in Loch Ness for 6 Days
06:20 – How To Boost Your Confidence With Training
13:30 – Funding, Press Release and Media Coverage
14:49 – A Politically-Charged Swim
18:22 – My Love-Hate Relationship with My Training
21:30 – The Life of An Athlete: 99% Hard work
23:35 – The last 12 months has been special…
28:56 – Building lifetime relationships through sport
Have you dreamt of swimming the English Channel?
Swim the English Channel in September 2016 in a 4 or 6 person team with Chloë as your coach! Expressions of interest close October 25th, apply directly via email with Chloe (email@example.com). Pace required to apply: 2.5km an hour minimum (only need to be able to sustain for one hour at this stage) but 3km/hr+ is desired.
Chloë McCardel is a professional marathon swimmer / coach / speaker and ambassador. She holds the World Record for the longest solo unassisted marathon swim and has swum 13x English Channel solo crossings (6x Single, 2x Double & 1x Triple Solo Crossings). In 2014 and 2015 she successfully coached 57 swimmers (as solos/in relays) across the Channel.
This video was created by one of Chloe’s 2015 relay teams: