Oldest person to complete a two-way crossing of the English Channel
Who
Sally Anne Minty-Gravett
What
59:45 year(s):day(s)
Where
United Kingdom ()
When

Sally Anne Minty-Gravett (UK, b. 16 July 1957) became the oldest swimmer, male or female, to complete a two-way English Channel swim when, on 30 August 2016, aged 59 years 45 days, she completed the double swim from Dover, UK, to Calais, France, and back in a total time of 36 hours 26 minutes. The record was set under the auspices of the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation.

The first leg was completed in 15 hr 03 min (08:44 to 23:47) and the second leg took 21 hr 23 min swam (23:47 to 21:10).

Sally is also the only person in history - male or female - to swim across the English Channel five separate times over five decades: on 30 August 1975 (England-France, aged 18 years 45 days), on 9 September 1985 (England-France, aged 28 years 55 days), on 20 September 1992 (France-England, aged 35 years 66 days), on 29 September 2005 (England-France, aged 48 years 75 days) and on 22 July 2013 (aged 56 years 75 days).