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10 May 1985 |
|Occupation||Open water swimmer First Aid Instructor|
|Known for||solo crossings of the English Channel|
On 12 June 2013, she attempted to be the first person to swim across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Florida without using the protection of a shark cage. She also did not wear a wet suit. This swim was done to raise funds for two charities; the CanTeen and Can Assist. McCardel had a 32-person support team that included weather experts and doctors that accompanied her though out her trip, which was to last about 55–65 hours. She was to eat and drink every half hour.
Channel Swimming Association (CSA)
- 2012 CSA Gold Medal for fastest swim of the year 9 hours 30 minutes
- 2012 CSA Fastest swim by a lady 9 hours 30 minutes
- 2012 CSA Fastest Two-Way swim 19 hours 20 minutes
- 2011 CSA Gold Medat for fastest swim of the year 9 hours 3 minutes
- 2011 CSA Sotirake Trophy Fastest swim by a lady 9 hours 3 minutes
- 2010 Nomination for Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year on (Openwatersource.com)
- 2010 CSA The Mark Rickhuss Memorial Trophy (The Fastest Solo Two-Way Swim of the Year) 21 hours 48 minutes
- 2010 The Van Audenaerde Trophy (Greatest Feat of Endurance)
- "Australian Chloe McCardel to attempt Cuba to Florida swim without shark cage". ABC Australia. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
- "Australian Chloe McCardel eyes swim from Cuba to Florida". SI. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
- "Chloe McCardel ends distance swim". ESPN. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
- "Chloe McCardel". Facebook. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
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