Štěrbová, 16, becomes youngest Czech to swim English Channel

10-09-2010

Lenka Štěrbová, who is 16, has become the youngest Czech to swim across the English Channel. It took the long distance specialist nine hours and 22 minutes to swim from England to France. The record for the youngest Czech to swim the Channel was previously held by Filip Pytel, who did it in 2007 at the age of 18. Only 12 Czech swimmers have ever swum across La Manche, with Rostislav Vítek achieving the best time of seven hours and 16 minutes.