Chloë McCardel (Australia) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Chloë McCardel became the Queen of the Channel with her 10 hour 1 minute 44th career crossing of the English Channel.


In addition to successfully swimming 44 times across the English Channel in one-way, two-way and three-way crossings between 2009 and 2021, she has coached over 150 people to cross the English Channel, serves as an advocate for domestic violence victims, and launched World First Relays, an unprecedented 92 km relay between England to Belgium across the North Sea.

Why she was nominated

For breaking the English Channel record held by Alison Streeter MBE previously thought to be unassailable. For being tenacious in her training, diligence, and logistics over the past 12 years to manage 44 crossings and for offering her expertise and experience to help others achieve their own Channel crossings.




Woman of the Year


Chloë McCardel

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