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Christopher Carter

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Christopher Carter is a British marathon swimmer and Administrator.

Solo Marathon Swimming Career[edit]

  • Carter swam from France-to-England in 1973 in 14 hours 33 minutes across the English Channel.
  • Carter swam 2-way Loch Earn in Scotland 20.9 km on 1972 in 7 hours 18 minutes.
  • Carter swam 2-way Lake Coniston in England 16.9km in 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1976 setting the course record in 1976 in 5 hours 2 minutes.

Solo Global Racing - Marathon Swimming Career[edit]

  • Carter completed the BLDSA Windermere International Championship in England in 1970, 1974, 1978 26.5 km - the only swimmer to complete in all years. His fastest time was in 1974 in 8 hours 45 minutes.
  • Carter completed the Jeble to Latakia race in Syria in 1978 25km in 8 hours 21 minutes - 2nd European.
  • Carter not not complete the Nile International in Egypt in 1978 32km - forced to retire to receive stitches after being impaled by debris.

Solo Regional Racing - Marathon Swimming Career[edit]

  • Carter won Loch Lomond in Scotland in 1976 34 km in 11 hours 39 minutes setting a course record.
  • Carter completed 2-Way Lake Windermere in England in 1971 and 1973 33 km. His time in 1971 was 12 hours 45 minutes and he was 2nd in 1973.
  • Carter won Mumbles to Porthcawl in Wales in 1972 22.5 km in 5 hours 01min setting a course record.
  • Carter was 3rd Lough Neagh in Ireland in 1977 18 km in 3 hours 30 minutes.
  • Carter completed Lake Windermere in England 11 times between 1968-1980 16.5 km. His time in 1979 was 4 hours 56 minutes and he was 3rd in 1976.
  • Carter completed Morecambe Cross Bay Championships in England in 1968, 1972, 1982 and 1983 16 km. His time in 1983 was 2 hours 50 minutes and he was 2nd in 1972.
  • Carter completed Rabobank International in the Netherlands in 1974 16 km in 5 hours 03 minutes.
  • Carter completed Tortosa to Amposta in Spain in 1979 16 km in 3 hours 20 minutes.
  • Carter won 2-Way Bassenthwaite Lake in England in 1968 11 km in 4 hours 17 minutes setting a course record.
  • Carter completed Torbay in England 6 times between 1970-1980 13 km. His time in 1978 was 3 hours 50 minutes and he was 3rd in 1978.
  • Carter completed Invergowrie to Broughty Ferry in Scotland 3 times between 1968-1978 13 km. His time in 1972 was 1 hour 44 minutes and he was 2nd once.
  • Carter won Ullswater in England in 1977 11.3 km in a course record of 3 hours 05 minutes. He also completed in 1967.
  • Carter was 2nd Walton to Clacton-on-Sea in England 11 km in 1978 in 2 hours 18 minutes. He also completed in 1967.
  • Carter was 3rd Loch Earn in Scotland in 1974 10.5 km in 2 hours 57 minutes.
  • Carter completed BLDSA International Trials, Milton Keynes in England 3 times 1977, 1978 and 1979 10.5 km. His time in 1978 was 3 hours 02 minutes and he was 2nd in 1978.
  • Carter completed 2way Lake Bala in Wales 13 times between 1967-1981 10 km. His time in 1979 was 2 hours 53 minutes and he was 2nd once.
  • Carter participated in 9 English Channel relay crossings including the fastest all-male crossing in 1988.

Open Water Administration Career[edit]

  • Carter served on the IMSHOF Honor Organization British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLDSA) committee for nearly 30 years (1971-1990), holding various posts including President and Chairman of the Executive Committee.
  • Carter was the Treasurer of the Channel Swimming Association (CSA) from 1979 and 1994, and was made an honorary life member.
  • Carter was the Chairman of the Amateur Swimming Association Open Water Technical Committee and President of the Warrington Dolphins.

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