New world record time set for fastest swim across Windermere

Lake Windermere, Cumbria
Hector swam 10.5 miles in 3 hours and 40 minutes. Credit: PA

The new world record time has been set for the fastest swim across Windermere.

Hector Pardoe swam across the lake in 3 hours 40 minutes and 28 seconds. He broke the previous world record of swimming the 10.5 miles.

The 26-year-old had swam end to end of England's largest lake.

Hector says his next challenge is to swim the English Channel.

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