Jim Bayles

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James M. Bayles is an American open water swimmer from Connecticut who is member of the Half Century Club as one of the oldest individuals to successfully swim across the English Channel. He swam from England to France as a 50-year-old in 10 hours 59 minutes in 2002. He attempted to swim across Lake Erie under the auspices of the Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association (LEOWSA) and the World Open Water Swimming Association) (WOWSA) and helped organize the Cold Water Challenge and the Cold Water Classic in Connecticut on 3 May 2014.

Marathon Swims

  • 21 miles from the Tappan Zee Bridge to Manhattan Island
  • 30 miles from Greenwich, Connecticut to downtown Manhattan Island in 13 hours 5 minutes
  • 28.5 miles around Manhattan, starting at the Columbia C in northern Manhattan in 13 hours 5 minutes
  • 18 miles from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to downtown Manhattan Island
  • 13 miles to Nantucket Island across the Pollock Rip Channel and to Block Island
  • 21 miles across Lake Lillinoah and Lake Zoar
  • 18 miles across Candlewood Lake
  • 21 miles across the English Channel

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