Having successfully crossed the English Channel on June 26, in 12 hours 14 minutes breaking the previous Asian record in this category (Relay), the IAF’s swimming team successfully crossed the English Channel once again on July 5 beating its own record. The team entered waters at 02:00 hours GMT from Shakespeare Beach, Dover, England and finished at 13:25 hours at Cap Gris Nez, France clocking 11 hours and 25 minutes. This makes ‘Delphinus’, the first team in the world, in this category (Relay), to have swum twice in the same year and that too in the first tide (which is considered the toughest). The team also retains the title for the fastest Asian Relay Team. Led by Wing Commander Paramvir Singh the three other members of the team include Flight Lieutenant Narayanpethkar, Corporal AK Patel and Corporal S Srihari.
A double whammy for the IAF swimming team
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