Niek Kloots and Richard Broer reported at Openwaterswimming Europe that the Dutch Ladies First (Margot Stenveld (23), Desirée Emmen (19), Janneke Harmsen-Bakker (35), Jasmijn Ruijgrok (18), Gemma Middendorp (31) and Linda Hoogendam (28)) broke the recently set record by an American team by more than 30 minutes (18 hours 22 minutes vs. 18 hours 59 minutes).
Coached by Broer and piloted by Lance Oram, the team swam from England to France in 9 hours 57 minutes, 7 minutes faster than the old record, and negative-split their return leg from France to England in 8 hours 25 minutes, 30 minutes faster than the old record.
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