She states that she swam the entire distance across the Atlantic, while only stopping to rest on boats that stayed in the same position - however it is impossible to determine if the boat stayed in relatively the same position because there's no way for boats to anchor to the floor of the atlantic ocean.
Ben Lecomte, 47, will attempt to be the first man to swim 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean in hopes to raise awareness about water pollution and the importance of living sustainably. This will not be Lecomte's first experience swimming the length of an ocean, as he was the first man to swim 3,700 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998.
Gertrude Ederle 1926 – first woman to swim across the English Channel. Swimming the open ocean, any ocean, is no easy feat. The water is icy cold, the tides are fierce, and the traffic of tankers and ferries is daunting. Such huge challenges, however, seem to be the thriving factor for the most brave. One of whom is Alison Streeter (b. 1964 ...
This was a terrific book about Trudy Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel. It was a selection for my book group, nominated by a former teacher of the author. I thought it would be a drag to read but from the beginning the book kept my attention and I learned so much about the development of women's swimming.
In 1998, Lecomte became the first person to swim across the Atlantic Ocean when he completed a 73-day, 5,980-km (3,716-mile) journey from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Quiberon, France. That looks like a warm-up for the Pacific swim, which will cross across 8,900km (5,530 miles) of ocean.
Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Dubbed the "Queen of the Waves" by the media, U.S.-born swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926. The trip took more than 14 hours.