Monday, April 25th, 2011 - CHLOË McCARDEL:
AUSSIE CHLOË McCARDEL SETS LOCAL AND WORLD SWIMMING RECORD:
60 LAPS (48 KMS) ACROSS BONDI BEACH IN PREP FOR TRIPLE ENGLISH CHANNEL CROSSING.

25 year old Australian marathon swimmer CHLOË McCARDEL has successfully set a new local and world record, having today completed 60 laps, being 48kms, swimming non-stop across Bondi Beach in 11 hours 42 seconds.

After finishing, Chloë said,”I couldn’t have wished for a better swim or better conditions, and I really need to thank all the supporters who came to watch me swim today. I couldn't have done it without the support of the volunteers from the Bondi Surf Bather’s Lifesaving Club, and all the other swimmers and paddlers who really urged me along at various times. This has been a great day for me and a great day for Australian marathon swimming.”

The previous record for swimming laps at Bondi stood at 50 laps, held equally by three individual swimmers, DES RENFORD, CYRIL BALDOCK and TAMMY VAN WISSE. 67 year old CYRIL BALDOCK at the Bondi Surf Bather’s Lifesaving Club said, ”I’m absolutely thrilled that Chloë was the one to beat the record. She’s has tremendous talent, notwithstanding she wasn’t even born when the 50 lap record was set”. Chloë has beaten that record by 10 laps, the total distance being just shy of half the distance she will need to swim when crossing the English Channel three times in July.

Chloë aims to be the fourth swimmer in the world to successfully complete a triple crossing of the English Channel, and the first Australian to achieve the feat.
(ENDS)
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MEDIA NOTE: Due to professional commitments, Chloë will be unavailable to the general media from Easter Monday. Other members of her team, including husband PAUL McQUEENEY, are likely to be available.

ABOUT CHLOË McCARDEL:
Chloë McCardel is a 25 year old marathon swimmer. In 2010, she won the prestigious 46km Manhattan Island Marathon and completed a double crossing of the English Channel in 21hrs and 48min, the 2nd Australian to do so. She has been a vegetarian since the age of 11 and is grateful for the healthy lifestyle and life-long friendships that sport has provided.

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Chloë McCardel is a 25 year old marathon swimmer. In 2010, she won the prestigious 46km Manhattan Island Marathon and completed a double crossing of the English Channel in 21hrs and 48min, the 2nd Australian to do so. She has been a vegetarian since the age of 11 and is grateful for the healthy lifestyle and life-long friendships that sport has provided.
Tim Stackpool
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M: 0419 244 443
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