Former Emory University Eagle Alan Clack (90C) recently completed one the most ambitious and iconic ventures that a swimmer can undertake, swimming across the English Channel. Clack completed the swim in 11 hours and 30 minutes.
After approximately two and a half years of training, Clack made the swim from Dover to Cap Gris Nez on September 7th, one day after his 44th birthday. Besides the inherent difficulties of completing an approximately 20.5 mile swim, the crossing is made even more complicated by having to contend with frigid water and ships crossing the water way.
Clack swam for Emory University, earning letters in the sport from 1987-90. He was an all-American in the 200-yard breast, finishing eighth in the event at the 1988 NCAA Division III Championships, and earned all-America Honorable Mentions in 1989 and 1990.
As part of his swim across the Channel, Clack set a goal of raising $33,000 ($1,000 for each kilometer) for the Family Resource Center at the Montreal Children's Hospital. To donate, go to http://www.1millionkm.com/e/partpages.asp?id=2096