From the archives: Swimming the English Channel


Former “Sunday Morning” sports correspondent Ray Gandolf has passed away at the age of 85. In his memory we present one of his most memorable profiles, that of Indiana University swimming coach James “Doc” Counsilman, who at age 58 decided to accomplish his most difficult feat yet: Swim the English Channel. First broadcast on Sept. 19, 1979.


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