- Otto Thaning
- 73/177 year(s):day(s)
- France (Wissant)
The oldest man to swim the English Channel is Otto Thaning (South Africa, b. 13 March 1941), who crossed from Shakespeare beach in Dover, UK, to Wissant Bay near Calais in France, in 12 hour 52 minutes, aged 73 years 177 days on 6 September 2014.
The record swim was piloted and observed by the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation, a governing body for English Channel swimming.