Atherton teen swims English Channel

July 29, 2009 11:59:14 PM PDT
A Peninsula teenager swam the English Channel Wednesday.

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Sixteen-year-old Atherton resident Nicholas Caine made the 20-mile swim in an unofficial time of 13 hours, 11 minutes.

The record is six hours, 58 minutes. A 15-year-old set that record in the 1970s.

Caine started open-water swimming at 13 and has made the swim to Alcatraz a dozen times.

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