Not since 1923 has someone taken so long to swim solo across the English Channel.
Back in 1923 it took Henry Sullivan 26 hours and 50 minutes to swim the English Channel by himself.
Now that record has been shattered by Jackie Cobell, 56, who took 28 hours and 44 minutes to swim from Dover to Calais.
In all she swam a total of 64 miles instead of the 21 mile direct route.
Because of strong tides and currents that kept her from reaching France.
"I kept seeing the beach and thinking I was nearly there, then the tide would sweep me along the coast,"she said.
"I couldn't believe it when I was told I'd smashed the record for the slowest swimmer. I knew I had been a long time but it didn't feel like 28 hours," she added.
What's next for Cobell?
She has now set her sights on the Escape from Alcatraz swim which (at only about two miles in length) is a walk in the park compared to her 64 mile Channel swim...unless of course you consider the sharks known to frequent San Francisco Bay.