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Devin Wahl ’12, Sister Complete English Channel Swim

From left, Dustin, Danielle, and Devin Wahl ’12

Danielle and Devin Wahl ’12 successfully swam across the English Channel on July 27, Danielle for the second time and Devin for the first.

The siblings, along with brother Dustin, had hoped to become the first three siblings to swim the English Channel, but only two of them made it across the 21-mile stretch of water. Dustin stopped the swim in French waters, due to extreme sickness and cramping. The swim originally was scheduled for July 22, but was delayed due to weather and boat issues.

Devin, a neuroscience major at Colorado College, earned honorable-mention All-America honors in the 800-yard freestyle relay during his senior year. Danielle, who swam the English Channel in 2013 in nine hours and 49 minutes, competed at Colorado College as a freshman. She holds CC records in three freestyle distance events and was an honorable mention All-American in the 1,650 free in 2012. She later transferred to Centre College, where Dustin also swims. 

The siblings launched their swim in an effort to raise $20,000 in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease, which affects millions of people every year, including two members of their immediate family. Watch CBS News coverage here and read The Washington Post story here.