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At Dover the English Channel is so that on a clear day you can easily see across to . Even so, it is regarded as one of the most demanding in the world.

The Channel joins the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and is a very stretch of water with dangerous and sandbanks. It is also a busy shipping , trafficked by huge . All in all this makes it a test of and planning, and over the years many have given in to . But over a thousand have experienced the of seeing the of the French coast rising above them.

The “Queen of the ” is Alison Streeter, who lives in Dover and who has swum the Channel forty-three times, earning over $100,000 for charity. Now that is what I call !