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Rayner, the high school swimming coach who attempted to swim the English
Channel, joined the exclusive club of around 700 men and women who
have swum the channel since 1875. It took about 14 hours, 30 miles,
54,000 strokes, and thousands of calories during his successful swim
on August 10, 2005.
News Flash: Neal is the most recent addition to a
short list of famous
UCLA Alumni, which include the mayor of Los Angeles,
a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a hobbit.
Check out Neal's Journal,
his account of the swim.
Neal was interviewed from London on a San Francisco sports radio show,
KNBR Morning Show with Brian Murphy and Tim Liotta (10MB
MP3). See some of Neal's other press
clippings in Press.
What did it take? What was the training? What are the rules? How much
did it cost? Check out Essentials.
the swim, Neal signed the ceiling of the famous White
Horse Inn, a priviledge only afforded those who have swam the English
What about some of the history of the swim? Check out Factoids.