James "Jim" Boucher of Guildford, Surrey, England is the oldest Irishman to swim across the English Channel
with his second successful swim as a 50-year-old. He swam across the English Channel
in 2007 and then joined the Half Century Club
with a 16 hour 51 minute swim on 30 August 2011 as he was escorted by Lance Oram
in the Sea Satin.
Boucher, swimming as part of the 3-man Hayling Legends team with Matthew Johnston and Rory Fitzgerald, completed his seventh English Channel Relay crossing in July 2012.
Other marathon swims include: 26.4 km Lake Zurich Marathon Swim in 2008 and the 17.5-mile Ederle Swim in New York City in 2012 as well as other marathon swimming relays including the Guildford Lido Legends' English Channel crossing in 2005.