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Well ,if 34 English Channel crossings is not enough, Chloe McCardel is attempting another four crossing at the moment to bring her total to 38. If successful, she will beat the most crossings set by a male at 34 and become the second person in history to reach 35 channel swims behind Alison Streeter, who has 43. There is no way I would swim at night, let alone in open ocean for this long in bloody cold water. I am in awe of her focus and bloody- mindedness.

She has commenced her first crossing. Here's hoping for good luck and four finished.

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Saw her interview on tv the other day.

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Saw the title and thought you were referring to Gabby...caught up with her and her mum last week at the local markets 😁

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3 hours ago, Notsofast said:

Maybe not looking correctly, but no Chloe on tracker?

NSF. Chloe is swimming with the Louise Jane. That's the name of the boat escorting her. The tracker is near the bottom of the page. She's currently 2/3 of the way across.

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Unfortunately, it appears she has pulled the pin after the first crossing. Looks like the boat has returned straight to Dover.

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Just now, Paul Every said:

Unfortunately, it appears she has pulled the pin after the first crossing. Looks like the boat has returned straight to Dover.

She's not doing a quadruple Paul. She's doing 4 individual crossings over a few weeks.

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2 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

She's not doing a quadruple Paul. She's doing 4 individual crossings over a few weeks.

Oh, taking the easy option hey? 😂

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13 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

NSF. Chloe is swimming with the Louise Jane. That's the name of the boat escorting her. The tracker is near the bottom of the page. She's currently 2/3 of the way across.

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Thanks for clarification 👍🏼

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She's swimming again at the moment, and is nearly finished her 33rd crossing. Same boat, so the same link as the previous swim.

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According to Flannie's initial post, these swims will be Chloe's 35th to 38th. Is this her second of the four crossings?

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1 hour ago, Paul Every said:

According to Flannie's initial post, these swims will be Chloe's 35th to 38th. Is this her second of the four crossings?

No. She'd done 31 prior to last week. This will be 32, 33, 34 & 35.

ETA: finished another.

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What I do wonder, with people who do things like this, is what are they getting out of it?  Not the first one you do.  But someone who's now getting up into the 30's.  What is the drive?  To have the crossing record?  It's she paying out of pocket every time she does it, or is she raising funding?  Does she have sponsorship?  The cost to do a crossing just be a bit?  Not a criticism, just wondering.

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There are people that just like to push themselves. Why do people on here do IM? They aren't going to win, or to break a record. Many are past their peak, so won't be setting any personal bests. I'm pretty sure Chloe coaches channel swimmers, so I suppose it could also be looked at as "advertising". 

Then again, maybe she just loves doing it.

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21 hours ago, goughy said:

What I do wonder, with people who do things like this, is what are they getting out of it?  Not the first one you do.  But someone who's now getting up into the 30's.  What is the drive?  To have the crossing record?  It's she paying out of pocket every time she does it, or is she raising funding?  Does she have sponsorship?  The cost to do a crossing just be a bit?  Not a criticism, just wondering.

Without wanting to get too philosophical on ya....

Don't we all spend our lives without actually being REALLY good at something? What if you found something that you were outstanding at? Would you spend your time doing it or just letting it slip.  This is an easy question for me as I am not actually good at anything -  more like a  Jack of all trades mediocrity... :(

FWIW - I am definitely no good at swimming !! :)

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41 minutes ago, PeterW said:

Without wanting to get too philosophical on ya....

Don't we all spend our lives without actually being REALLY good at something? What if you found something that you were outstanding at? Would you spend your time doing it or just letting it slip.  This is an easy question for me as I am not actually good at anything -  more like a  Jack of all trades mediocrity... :(

FWIW - I am definitely no good at swimming !! :)

Really good point.  
 

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4 hours ago, BarryBevan said:

thought there was an international travel ban

She was given an exemption as she was trying to break a world record...  'twas in the paper

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1 hour ago, BogFrog said:

She was given an exemption as she was trying to break a world record...  'twas in the paper

well that makes sense, corona virus won't infect her as she is trying to break a world record. These exemptions are a joke.

I didn't try to get one, but when I'm out there doing my bit which is a bit more serious than swim the bloody channel, which no one gives a toss about, I think we actually don't take this thing seriously at all

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6 hours ago, BarryBevan said:

thought there was an international travel ban

 

1 hour ago, BogFrog said:

She was given an exemption as she was trying to break a world record...  'twas in the paper

 

15 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

well that makes sense, corona virus won't infect her as she is trying to break a world record. These exemptions are a joke.

I didn't try to get one, but when I'm out there doing my bit which is a bit more serious than swim the bloody channel, which no one gives a toss about, I think we actually don't take this thing seriously at all

Yep. The exemptions are easy. 
 

I ran at lunch today. Ran past a building site and not one tradie working there had a mask. 
the 2 blocks later a bunch of townhouses being built.  None of the brickies had masks. 
 

and finally a tyre business was open and working as usual. 
 

oh I forgot about the 2 guys from a mowing lawn business mowing peoples lawns. 
 

yet I can’t go more than 5km exercising or be out of the house with going to a dr or grocery shopping. 
 

pretty much rules are made to be broken. I don’t see this 6weeks working after what I saw when out today. 

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Just now, Peter said:

 

 

Yep. The exemptions are easy. 
 

I ran at lunch today. Ran past a building site and not one tradie working there had a mask. 
the 2 blocks later a bunch of townhouses being built.  None of the brickies had masks. 
 

and finally a tyre business was open and working as usual. 
 

oh I forgot about the 2 guys from a mowing lawn business mowing peoples lawns. 
 

yet I can’t go more than 5km exercising or be out of the house with going to a dr or grocery shopping. 
 

pretty much rules are made to be broken. I don’t see this 6weeks working after what I saw when out today. 

Some one swimming the channel is a bloody joke its not needed now. Neither was the stupid host of the masked singer. It's friggin insulting what the exemptions are used for both for travel and QT at home.

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34 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

Some one swimming the channel is a bloody joke its not needed now. Neither was the stupid host of the masked singer. It's friggin insulting what the exemptions are used for both for travel and QT at home.

I agree.  Given people have had families die overseas (saw one in Germany) and they weren’t granted permission to fly back to be with the family.  

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35 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

Some one swimming the channel is a bloody joke its not needed now. Neither was the stupid host of the masked singer. It's friggin insulting what the exemptions are used for both for travel and QT at home.

 

Just now, Peter said:

I agree.  Given people have had families die overseas (saw one in Germany) and they weren’t granted permission to fly back to be with the family.  

Here’s the story 

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/i-am-on-prison-island-australia-s-travel-ban-tearing-families-apart-20200707-p559z4.html

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