Aussie swimmer gets English Channel record

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has completed an unrivalled 44th swim across the English Channel.
Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has completed an unrivalled 44th swim across the English Channel.

Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel has made history after crossing the English Channel for a record 44th time.

The endurance athlete waved as she strode ashore near Pointe de la Courte Dune on the French coast on Wednesday afternoon after a gruelling 10-hour swim across from Kent.

Her 44th swim across the Dover Strait puts her alone in the history books and unofficially crowned "Queen of the English Channel".

Australian Associated Press