Nicholas Caine

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Nicholas Caine (born 9 April 1993) is an open water swimming from Atherton, California. He completed an English Channel swim in 2009 in 13 hours 11 minutes.

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Channel Swimming Record

On July 26, 2008, he broke the existing record for a solo swim from Anacapa Island to the California mainland as a 15-year-old. The previous record for an unassisted solo swim was 5 hours and 19 minutes. Caine finished the swim in 5 hours 3 minutes and 58 seconds. Caine started at 5:53 am and finished at 10:56 am with the water temperature between 65-67 degrees Fahrenheit. His escort pilots were Emilio Casanueva and Dean White. During his swim, Caine consumed Gatorade Gel Packs, Cliff Shot Blocks, Cytomax while encountering small fish, jellyfish, seals, dolphins and a blue whale.

Open Water Swimming Career

Goals

I started swimming when I was seven years old with Solo Aquatics and I started open water swimming with Water World Swim Club in San Francisco when I was 13 years old. It started with a my dream to swim from Alcatraz to shore and since then has grown into a deep passion for the sport sending me around the world to swim and race. I have swam with some of the top athletes in the United States and completed some of the hardest swims in the world.

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