• Short Summary

    A school teacher in Scottsdale, Arizona, has announced plans to swim the English Channel in August.

  • Description

    A school teacher in Scottsdale, Arizona, has announced plans to swim the English Channel in August.

    Though it is a healthy swim for anyone, for this man it is an exceptional feat.

    The teacher, 24-year-old Jack Robertson, lost the use of his legs in a car accident five years ago.

    Robertson swims for three hours every day in his own swimming pool, or at the beach.

    The Channel swim of 21 miles (33.6 kilometres) takes the average swimmer about 10 hours, but, because Robertson can not use his legs, it will take him much longer.

    Robertson -- who is also an experienced diver -- could become the first paraplegic to swim the Channel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZIQBDJADXV52LSKYD0ZJ1UA3
    Media URN:
    VLVAZIQBDJADXV52LSKYD0ZJ1UA3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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