Carl Richards is a British open water swimmer who serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor. He lives in South West London and since 2007 has been a member of South London Swimming Club based at Tooting Bec Lido and has recently discovered the corinthian delights of swimming in London's Serpentine lake in Hyde Park. Apart from swimming, Carl cycles, is the father to three teenage daughters and works as a sales consultant.
Open Water Swimming Highlights
- He completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France on 31st July 2009 in a time of 13 hours and 3 minutes (a surprising fast time to him as much as anybody else).
- When he started his endurance swimming journey, Richards was mentored by some of the titans of our sport and he is therefore keen to continue mentoring as many swimmers as possible - especially when they are striving for the larger challenges we face in the world of open water endurance swimming.