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ddl
June 2nd, 2013, 04:09 PM
So this person (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/10001.asp) crossed the English Channel solely by backstroke. Walked in and out backward :cool:. That's got to be the most comfortable way to cross the Channel? You also just need to look at the pilot and support boat for directions and to know how far you have been into. I haven't found a video of long distance open water backstroke. If anyone knows please link for me.

mjtyson
June 3rd, 2013, 09:42 AM
There might be something on marathonswimmers.org. There's a marathoner preparing to do the whole thing butterfly, too.

rxleakem
June 3rd, 2013, 10:23 PM
My friend Trent swam 10 miles off Rhode Island, all backstroke, last year as a fundraiser for a spinal cord charity. http://backtoblock.org/blog/

ddl
June 3rd, 2013, 11:04 PM
My friend Trent swam 10 miles off Rhode Island, all backstroke, last year as a fundraiser for a spinal cord charity. http://backtoblock.org/blog/

Thanks! Wonderful story and terrific guy! Glad to see some pictures (http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2012/08/23/swimming-for-his-life-and-others/slBtscgECLECJjQVEWbubO/picture.html). Do you have any video clips of him backstroking in open water? I found a very short clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGv4A7mMSvw on Youtube, but it's not backstroke.

rxleakem
June 4th, 2013, 01:42 PM
I don't have any clips of the swim. I'll see if there are any other ones available. :)

ddl
June 4th, 2013, 06:28 PM
I don't have any clips of the swim. I'll see if there are any other ones available. :)

Thanks. Could you ask himself? :wave:

srcoyote
June 14th, 2013, 10:25 AM
That's got to be the most comfortable way to cross the Channel?

Unless your backstroke is as bad as mine.

Martel
June 23rd, 2013, 12:56 AM
Yeah, I don't think I could do the backstroke for that long. I sort of freak out that I can't see what is behind me too. Props to anyone that can actually make it across the Channel that way though.