David Coleman

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Gender MALE
Location Northampton, United Kingdom
Introduction I am a Kiwi living in the UK. I have completed a number of iconic open water swims latterly Europe to Asia and Lake Windermere 3 times, including a double (2 way) swim of the lake. I am have booked several more exciting challenges! My double (2 way) 13 hour 34 minutes Windermere Swim was followed by a 9 hour 18 minute crossing of the English Channel from Jersey to France, followed by a 14 hour swim across from Dover to the French Coast in August 2013. In 2014 I took part in a 16 hour swim with the On Porpoise Diabetes UK relay across the Channel. I am the first New Zealander to complete a two way Windermere and the first to complete the Jersey to France Channel crossing. I am also the oldest person to complete both those swims. In August 2014 I became the first person in history to swim to France from 2 different Channel Islands when I swam from Alderney to France in 6 hours 27 minutes. My 2015 swims included the 44 mile around Jersey swim in August.
Interests Swimming, rugby. Not at the same time!
Favorite Movies The Last Waltz. The last concert of the Band. Legends.
Favorite Music Rock baby!
Favorite Books The New Zealanders at Gallipoli. Emotional and compulsory for all kiwis.