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Comstock waits for good conditions to swim across English Channel

Douglas Comstock earlier this month.

Douglas Comstock

East Granby’s Doug Comstock, the Canton High graduate who hopes to swim across the English Channel, is in England waiting for favorable conditions to embark on his swim.

He is continuing to swim an hour each day to be ready should the conditions improve. When the captain of his escort boat decides the weather is right, it will be time to swim. Comstock is on call 24 hours a day.

Comstock, 60, arrived in England about a week ago. He hopes to swim 21 miles across the English Channel from Dover, England to Cape Gris Nez, France.

Comstock, who graduated from Canton High in 1973, has been training for this swim for three years. He has already raised more than $10,000 to donate to Foodshare, which helps distribute food to the needy in Hartford and Tolland County and to the East Granby Friend to Friend food pantry.

Once Comstock gets in the water, interested readers can track his progress. Click on the following link to learn how to track Comstock’s progress. Click on the link for our previous story on Comstock.


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