Skip to comments.Limbless Frenchman to swim around the world
Posted on 04/27/2012 12:18:19 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Mr Croizon and his swimming partner Arnaud Chassery unveiled their plan to link the world's five continents by swimming across a series of narrow straits that separate them.
Having lost his limbs following an electrical accident, the Frenchman said he wants to send a universal message.
"We are going to symbolically link the five continents, two little people like us, two little men, we're going to be able to build a bridge between the continents... That means that we're going to bring them together. Which means no one is very far from each other. So even if we have different political opinions, or skin colours, of even with our disabilitites, we all live on the same planet. And that's the clear message we want to send," he said.
Mr Croizon has already swum the English Channel, a feat which made him even more determined to take on the new challenge.
"When you've had a high dose of that sort of feeling, it becomes a drug, you can't get over it. When the Channel's over, you say 'Blimey, I'm not going to back to the sofa, I don't want to go back there, I got up from the sofa. I don't want to become a sofa-bound athlete.' That's how the new adventure started," he said.
Since childhood, Mr Croizon had dreamed of swimming the English Channel. However, when he was 26 he suffered a powerful electrical shock while changing a television antenna, after which all four limbs had to be amputated.
But he was determined not to give up on his cross-Channel challenge, and sent a plea for help to Chassery, who had already swum the 20 mile (32km) crossing between France and the UK once.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
This just in: Man attempting to swim around the world drowned today. Film at eleven. Over to you, Candy!
What do you call a limbless man being towed by a ski boat?
Q: What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in a hot tub?
Buoy, that’s a bit over the line!
If Obama had a limbless son, he’d look like Bob.
"'Tis but a scratch."
I just thought I would float it.
At the ball game:
Q What do you call a kid with no arms and legs?
A. Second Base.
He’s gonna look like bait, or chum...
Can littly Billy come out and play?
“Q What do you call a kid with no arms and legs?”
Unless she's Chinese, in which case, it's "Irene".
I never heard that one!
Pretty amazing undertaking.
A Muslim, white hating communist running the free world?
/sorry, I had to go there.
What are you going to do, bleed on me?
“Alright, we’ll call it a draw!”
A liberal, a moderate, and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartender says, “What can I get you, Mitt?”
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