- Anshuman Jhingran
- 18:126 year(s):day(s)
- United Kingdom (Portpatrick)
Anshuman Jhingran (India, b. 13 March 2005) swam across the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland, UK, on 17 July 2023 aged 18 years 126 days, as verified by the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association (ILDSA). He completed the swim between Robbie's Point in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, and Portpatrick, Scotland, in 11 hours 28 minutes 52 seconds, piloted by Ian Conroy.
As per ILDSA rules, the route must follow the Admiralty Chart 2198, Southern Part, which measures 18.6 nautical miles (21.5 mi; 35 km).
Jhingran surpassed the previous holder, Prabhat Koli (who also hails from Mumbai, India), who was aged 19 years 8 days when he completed the crossing on 4 August 2018.
The youngest female to swim the North Channel is Fiona Cullinane (Australia, b. 9 January 2002) who traversed the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland, UK, on 19 September 2022 aged 20 years 253 days, completing the journey in 10 hours 4 minutes 21 seconds.