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George Brunstad

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George Brunstad is an American open water swimmer and a retired airline captain and uncle of actor Matt Damon from Connecticut. He is the fourth oldest person in history to successfully swim across the English Channel and a member of the Half Century Club. At the age of 70 years, he swam from England to France in 15 hours 59 minutes in 2004.

English Channel Crossing[edit]

The youthful-minded 70-year-old crossed in 2004 in 15 hours 39 minutes. A former pilot and one of the numerous residents of Connecticut who seem to be draw to the English Channel, he remarked upon his finish, "I am tired, but this is it. I've got the world record and I feel wonderful. When I arrived I just said 'Praise the Lord', stood on the beach and raised my arms in a V sign."

Oldest Individuals to Cross the English Channel[edit]

1. Otto Thaning (South Africa), 73 years, E/F, 12 hours 52 minutes (2014)
2. Cyril Baldock (Australia), 70 years 9 months, E/F, 12 hours 45 minutes (2014)
3. Roger Allsopp (England), 70 years 4 months, E/F, in 17 hours 51 minutes (2011)
4. George Brunstad (USA), 70 years 3 days, E/F, in 15 hours 59 minutes (2004)
5. Chris Shapland (Australia), 69 years, E/F, in 16 hours 28 minutes (2016)
6. Donald Riddington (Australia), 68, E/F, in 19 hours 45 minutes (2013)
7. Clifford Batt (Australia), 67, F/E, in 18 hours 37 minutes (1987)
8. Ashby Harper (USA), 65, E/F, in 13 hours 52 minutes (1982)
9. Joe Smith (England), 65, E/F, in 14 hours 9 minutes (1999)
10. Roger Allsopp (England), 65, E/F, in 15 hours 30 minutes (2006)
11. Sue Oldham (Australia), 65, E/F, in 17 hours 11 minutes (2010)

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