do what you cannot do

No arms. No legs.
He swims across the Channel in 13 and a half hours.

“I did it, I’m happy, I’m so happy, I can’t believe it, it’s crazy,” says a celebrating Philippe Croizon.

He lost his limbs in an accident 16 years ago. In 2008, he could not even swim two lengths of a swimming pool. “Two solutions were offered to me [after the accident]: to die or decide to live.” He used a snorkel and prosthetic legs with flippers. The remainder of his upper arms stabilized him. Three dolphins joined him for some of the crossing. His French language website is here.