Air Force major completes swim across English Channel
DOVER, England — Air Force Maj. Casey Bowen fulfilled his dream of swimming across the English Channel Monday, completing the 21-mile distance to France in 12 hours 9 minutes.
Bowen and his friend Maj. Simon Ritchie — both Air Force Academy graduates, both passionate about swimming and endurance athletics, and both assigned to the 59th Medical Operations Group in San Antonio — had been waiting five days since their arrival in England for their turn to surmount a challenge they had trained two years for.
Bowen succeeded, becoming one of 1,406 people to swim solo across the channel since 1875, according to the Channel Swimming Association.
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