Howard Keech Joins The North Channel Fraternity

Howard Keech became another successful North Channel swimmer earlier today after a 13 hour 25 minute struggle, the last part that was performed in 10.5°C water and with winds between 11-18 knots.

Similar to Craig Lenning last week, Howard is now one of the members of the North Channel club, one of the most exclusive and notoriously difficult fraternities in the open water swimming world to join. After his 12:38 English Channel crossing in 2009, Howard took aim at the Big One, realizing his dream today.

With a number of successful North Channel swims over the past two years, we wonder why all the recent successes? The Channel is not getting any easier…

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Steven Munatones