English Channel Trivia

English Channel Trivia

Courtesy of Bruce Wigo, International Swimming Hall of Fame.

In the November issue of Swimming World Magazine, Bruce Wigo wrote the following about swimming across the English Channel:

Legend has it that in 55 B.C., when Roman General Julius Caesar stood on a beach in Gaul, plotting his conquest of Britain, he looked across the sea, saw the white cliffs of Dover and asked one of his men: “Do you think we could swim it?” His subordinate replied, “I think we should take boats.”

They did, but an idea was born even though it would hibernate in the minds of men for nearly two millenia

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