Cyril Baldock, 70, who swam the English Channel in 1985, has taken the challenge up again.
At that time, Baldock swam the English Channel from France to England in just 10 hours and 44 minutes under the guidance of the legendary long-distance swimmer Des Renford, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
In August, when the conditions are going to be appropriate, Baldock is going to take a plunge again into the frigid Channel waters – this time trying to swim from Shakespeare Beach, near Dover, to Cap Gris Nez.
Baldock is aiming to be the oldest person to swim the Channel, and wants to beat the record set in 2011 by Englishman Roger Allsopp when he was 70 years and four months.
However, apart from the swim marathon; finding a sponsor for his swim, who will raise money for the Melanoma Institute of Australia, is also in his mind
Baldock is hoping to swim the Channel in about 11 hours.