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 ...
Q: What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs in a swimming pool?
Is his name “Bob?”
Aw nuts. I couldn’t resist.
What were they called when they showed up at the door asking for sponsors?
He’s gonna’ pull the continents together? This I gotta’ see!
“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”
And if he’s hanging on the wall . . . ART?
If he’s standing on the finish line?
If he is laying in the compost? Pete.
Female laying on the grill? Patty.
Unless he’s powered by bean burritos, I fail to see how he achieves basic locomotion...
Yo Quiero Taco Bell, Monsieur?
I am taking swimming lessons from an instructor that teaches kids (funny sight really). Swimming is difficult for me but now I read about this guy... I need to stop whining and get in the river
What do you call a woman with one leg?
not a very clear message.
I’m going back to my sofa.
His first name is `Mr’?
OK, A blonde, brunette, a redhead and a limbless Frenchman named `Mr’ (who oddly enough used the expression `Blimey!’) were all in a swimming race. They were supposed to swim the English Channel.
A group of spectators anxiously awaited them at the finish line. The brunette came in first, then the redhead a little later. The crowd waited hours for the Frenchman and the blonde to show up.
Many hours later, when they finally did wash up on the shore half-drowned it was dark and a little old lady walking her dog asked them why it had taken so long, since everyone else had packed up and gone home.
The blonde was very upset. She screamed, “This was supposed to be a breast stroke race, and those other two were using their arms!”
Halfway through this joke I almost gave up but, like swimming the channel, I was committed.
Ha...what do you say to a one-legged hitchhiker?
In a pot on the stove?
Well, he is not limbless, he has stubs which he can attach equipment to. Way to go guy.
My Dad had an arm amputated from being shot by a sniper in WWII.
He swam all the time in the ocean, well more like he kicked and guided himself with the good arm.
He never considered himself handicapped. He was for most of his life an auto mechanic, even with one arm.
I love it when people do not let their alleged disabilities stop them from doing what they desire.
What do you call a Japanese woman with one leg?
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