Marc Newman has become the first person to complete a Dungeness to France channel crossing.

With conditions perfect for an attempt at the crossing, Marc set off from Dungeness, Kent at 8:30 am on Friday morning. Some 16 hours and 9 minutes, just after midnight on Saturday 23rd of July Marc came ashore south of Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Marc Newman - world record channel crossing route map

The traditional route to swim the English Channel is approximately 21 miles and lies between Dover and Calais. Starting at Dungeness takes the total distance up to 26 miles. The swim has been attempted a couple of times - including an attempt by Marc in 2015 - but has never been completed before today.

A World First - Why Take The Short Route?

Marc was supported by the CSA pilot boat Sea Leopard, skipper Stuart Gleeson and coach/CSA Vice President Tom Watch.

About Marc Newman

Marc Newman is an Elivar Featured Athlete and is using his swim to raise funds for Julia’s House. With over £3,000 raised so far you can help Marc smash his target by donating now HERE


Elivar was delighted to support Marc through the use of our ENDURE range of Sustained Energy & Protein products which played an important part in Marc’s training and crossing attempt. Endure delivers sustained release energy - perfect for sustained efforts such as long distance swimming - and it’s easier on the stomach than many other energy products. Learn more about Endure HERE

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