Jackie Cobell

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Jackie Cobell
Jackie Cobell's Route Across The English Channel
Jackie Cobell is a marathon swimmer from Great Britain and a member of the Half Century Club and the 24-hour club who holds the record for the slowest successful one-way swim across the English Channel.

As a 56-year-old, Cobell's England to France crossing in 2010 took 28 hours 44 minutes. Her charity swim raised money for Huntington's Disease Association.

Her humility, grit, determination and sheer will power were something to see. "It was quite cold. It got very tiring at the end. But I kept driving myself because I really wanted to achieve it, not only for myself, but also for my friends and family as well. I did it to get fit, but I would like to do it for charity, namely Huntington Disease. I trained for five years. I wore my shoulders out. I would do it again, but perhaps I would also like to do something different. Like the Alcatraz Swim."

She will also participate in the 2013 Bering Strait Swim Relay that will attempt to cross 86 km from Russia to Alaska across the Bering Strait on 28 July 2013.


Swim of Peace Ouma - Djerba

She also participated in the 26 km Swim of Peace Ouma - Djerba in Tunisia on 2 June 2013 together with Dave Cobell, Nejib Belhedi, Adam Walker, Haydn Welch, Nicola Fraser, Silke Fraser, Rebecca Jarre, Thomas Noblett, Claire Noblett, Keith Bartolo, Gabriele Galli, and Mauro Giaconia. The ouma event was organized by Nejib Belhedi.

Television Reports on Jackie Cobell

Bering Strait Swim

Cobell will also be a member of the Bering Strait Swim, a 53-mile (86 km) relay swim attempt from Cape Dezhnev in Chukotka, Russia, to Cape Prince of Wales in the state of Alaska, USA among a team of experienced extreme swimmers.

1. Yuri Tsiganchuk, Blagoveshchensk, Russia
2. Yuri Myagkikh, Russia
3. Vladimir Chegorin, Russia
4. Maria Chizhova, Novosibirsk, Russia
5. Elena Guseva, Russia
6. Kieron Palframan, Cape Town, South Africa
7. Ram Barkai, Cape Town, South Africa
8. Jack Bright, UK
9. Vladimir Litvinov, Blagoveshchensk, Russia
10. Oksana Veklich, Blagoveshchensk, Russia
11. Aleksandr Jakovlev, Jelgava, Latvia
12. Matías Ola, Buenos Aires /Tucuman Argentina
13. Henri Kaarma, Tallinn, Estonia
14. Toomas Haggi, Tallinn, Estonia
15. Nuala Moore, Ireland
16. Anne Marie Ward, Donegal, Ireland
17. Claudia Rose, San Diego, USA
18. Toks Viviers, Cape Town, South Africa
19. Melissa O’Reilly (‘Mo’), Lambertville, New Jersey, USA
20. Ryan Stramrood, Cape Town, South Africa
21. Scott Lautman, Seattle, Washington, USA
22. Cristian Vergara, Santiago, Chile
23. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft, Newark, Delaware, USA
24. Rafał Ziobro, Krakow, Poland
25. Andrew Chin, Cape Town, South Africa
26. Jackie Cobell, Tunbridge Wells, UK
27. Paul Duffield, West Kelowna, BC, Canada


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