Michael Read

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Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
England

About

Long-distance swimmer famous for crossing he English Channel more than thirty times. He is a member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Wheeler Memorial Award.

Before Fame

He began swimming at fourteen and became the youngest member of the Brighton Swimming Club committee in 1957.

Trivia

He became the first person in history to swim across all fourteen miles of Loch Tay, located in Scotland.

Family Life

He was born Michael Peter Read in Brighton.

Associated With

He is famous for swimming the English Channel, much like Matthew Webb, who became the first documented person to do so in 1875.