Chloe McCardel Wiki – Chloe McCardel Biography
Chloe McCardel is an Australian open water swimmer and swim coach. She planned ten-hour swim starting on Saturday night will be her 35th Channel crossing, breaking the men’s record. She was born on 10 May 1985 in Melbourne, Australia,
Chloe McCardel is currently 35 years old as of 2020.
McCardel’s past swims include twenty-nine solo crossings of the English Channel, including eight crossings in one season and three crossings in one week, three double-crossings in 2010, 2012 and 2017 and, in 2015, the fourth person to do a non-stop triple-crossing.
She also won the 28.5-mile (46-kilometre) Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 2010. As of Summer 2015, she holds the world record for the longest ever unassisted open-water swim, at 128 km.
McCardel completed her 20th solo swim across the English Channel On 22 October 2016. She set a new Australian crossing record, taking the previous record from Des Renford.
McCardel completed an unprecedented swim from South Eleuthera Island to Nassau, Bahamas. 124.4 kilometres (77.3 miles) in 41 hours, 21 minutes.
She coached seven relay teams and three solo swimmers (44 swimmers in total) to swim the English Channel. Two of these relays were from the Geelong Grammar School (Victoria, Australia). Geelong was part of the “Channel Conquerors” program which also featured two school-age Relay teams from The Arch Academy (San Diego, USA) – coached by Dan Simonelli.
She also coached and crewed 2x relays to swim the English Channel. These swimmers raised over US$125 000 for a cancer charity – Swim Across America.
In July 2015, she also coached and crewed one of the 2014 English Channel relay fundraisers, Grant Wentworth, to swim between Cape Cod and Nantucket (USA) and, in doing so, raising $150 000 for Swim Across America.
beat men’s Channel record and quarantine
Australian Chloe McCardel’s planned ten-hour swim starting on Saturday night will be her 35th Channel crossing, breaking the men’s record. But she hopes her short stay on French soil will not require self-isolation. “I reach the shore and stand up on land for a couple of minutes,” she said.
The 35-year-old is due to start from Dover at 20:00 BST on Saturday, with the 21-mile crossing to Calais expected to take her until Sunday morning.
She said that when she arrives, she will spend only a few moments on the French shore before swimming back out to her support boat for the return journey.
She married Paul McQueeney.