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NEW!!! Hugh is on YouTube!

The video below is of Hugh completing his English Channel Swim on 7/8/2004.
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In 1972 I had my first attempt to swim the channel and tried another two times that year and failed. Really don't know what happened but in 2002 decided to train and take on the monster again.Trained for a year and set off with Crowther and Dickerson to swim in 2003. This led to another failure. At this stage Fran and I where addicted to living in a constant orgy of fear and hours and days of swimming training. On top of the taining we did the Otter trail, Fish River Cannon, Whale trail and across Table mountain on many occasions to cross train. ... more


This story has a wonderful ending because yesterday (07/08/2004), I completed the swim in 13 hours 37 minutes with a really wonderful team.

Please visit the swim updates section for Photos and day-by-day updates.

Hugh Tucker

Above: The Dream Team
Above: Hugh during his swim of 13 hr 37 min
Above: Hugh preparing for his channel swim 32 years ago
Above: Hugh preparing for his channel swim last year.