Jellyfish, a jam sandwich, and nine grueling hours in the sea – that was Jordan Leckey’s day when he swam from Northern Ireland to Scotland. However, it may have all been worth it as the 29-year-old is now waiting to hear whether he’s broken the world record for the fastest swim of the route.
Jordan completed the swim in an unofficial time of nine hours, nine minutes, and 30 seconds – the previous best time was nine hours, 34 minutes, and 39 seconds by US swimmer Michelle Macy in 2013. Jordan has to wait for official confirmation before he knows for sure that he has a new world record.
But he was happy to celebrate making it onto dry land with a jam sandwich and a pint.