Indian Para-Swimmer Satendra Singh Makes History With English Channel Crossing

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According to a report that originally appeared in The Times of India, Indian para swimmer Satendra Singh made history over the weekend by completing a swim across the English Channel in 12 hours and 26 minutes.

Singh completed the swim along with three other para swimmers, making them the first relay team of four para swimmers to cross the Channel successfully. The other three swimmers accompanying Singh were Chetan Raut, Rimo Shah, and Jagdish Chandra.

The 29-year old has been preparing for the swim for over a year, which included a successful completion of a swim across the Arabian Sea last May. He completed that 36-km swim in 5 hours and 43 minutes.

You can see the original article reporting on Singh’s swim here.

The Times of India contributed to this report.

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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