16-year-old Derby girls swims English Channel - Newport Dispatch

Sure, Vera Rivard could have taken the Channel. But swimming there is half the fun.

“She started out from Samphire Hoe beach in Dover England at 9:38 a.m. and set foot on Wissant Beach in France at 11:48 p.m. “That was a swim of a lifetime,” Rivard said. “I have dreamt of this for as long as I can remember. It was better than I could have ever hoped. I am so grateful for this adventure.”"



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