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  • Who: Thomas Gregory

  • What: Youngest person to swim the English Channel (male)

  • Where: Not Applicable

The youngest person, and the youngest male, to swim the English Channel is Thomas Gregory (UK, b. 6 October 1976) who was aged 11 years, 336 days when he swam across in 11 hr 54 min on 6 September 1988. This record is for reference, and cannot be attempted, as there is now a minimum age of 16 years for swimming the English Channel.


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