The Incredible, Inspirational English Channel Crossing of Walid Ahmed Abdel Kader

Walid Ahmed Abdel Kader swam across the English Channel with only one arm and one leg – due to a teenage train accident – in 12 hours 59 minutes in 1990. He tells his story.

Walid is a disabled Egyptian open water swimmer who only has one arm and one leg due to a train accident as a teenager. But he completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel in 12 hours 59 minutes in 1990 at the age of 19 with David Whyte as his escort pilot. He received the Channel

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The Most Influential Open Water Swimming Personalities from 1950 to 2020

Who are among the most influential open water personalities in recent history? Who are considered impactful legends, unsung heroes, humble heroines, and overlooked historic figures in the sport? Everyone has their favorite personalities and icons in the sport of open water swimming. Any list of The Most Influential Personalities of Open Water Swimming is, by…

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