I met Becky Lewis in Malta on the Swimtrek training camp last year - she's an amazing swimmer and was aiming to break the British women's record for a solo Channel crossing last summer. Unfortunately, she was a victim of the terrible weather in August and missed her swim window, but then got a chance to swim at the end of September. Sadly, she didn't make the record, but just look at her go! Inspirational for us plodders.
I think she's going to be in Malta again this year, and is presumably lining up for another crack at the record. I really hope that this is her year.