India’s Youngest swimmer’s tryst with 10 seas including the ferocious English Channel - The story of Sufyan Shaikh

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Sufyan Shaikh
India’s Youngest swimmer’s tryst with 10 seas including the ferocious English Channel - The story of Sufyan Shaikh

Some are born swimmers, and few excel in it with time. But the endowed ones draw an emotional connection with the marine. They not only swim for their passion but do it skillfully & compete for the country making us proud. As a teenager this incredible swimmer had swam across English Channel, Arabian Sea, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf (Kuwait), Gulf of Mexico, East China & Adriatic Sea. This makes him the youngest swimmer to have swim across 10 seas around the world at a tender age of 17 years. He is none other than the world record holder & swimming sensation Sufyan Shaikh. He has created a record by swimming the toughest tides of the English Channel at a long stretch of 33.7km in just a span of 12 hours. He has created an undefeatable benchmark of swimming in open waters for swimmers. The young Gujarati boy, who not only has countless medals but also zeal for breaking records, has entered the Limca Book of Records for swimming across these punitive waters. Giving the credit of his success to his mother, he prefers to be humble and down-to-earth, thus not hesitating to help new upcoming swimmers.

Quick Facts

Known As Sufyan Shaikh
DOB11th July 1990
Father’s Name Mohsin Shaikh
Mother’s Name Qamar Shaikh
imd1 for Swimming, Sport
Achievements
  • Audrey Scott Award for Youngest Individual to Swim the English Channel - 2006
  • Youngest Swimmer to swim the Swiss Channel - 2000
  • Eklavya Award - 2004
  • Youngest recipient of Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award for only Individual in the world to swim 10 seas – 2010
Place From Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Your Quote for lifeWork Hard and Stay Humble

Team imd1 had a chat with him a few days ago, read on to know him further!