English Channel Swimmer
Feb 16, 2023
Dr. Bryan Huffman
English Channel Swimmer

(From the Holland Sentinel) When Bryan Huffman was a high school swimmer, a West Michigan swimmer named Jim Dreyer attempted to swim across all of the Great Lakes.

He succeeded — and that inspired Huffman, a 49-year-old ophthalmologist from Holland, to look at the water a little differently.

Huffman was determined to find an inspiring swim for himself, and after some searching, he found the English Channel.

The English Channel is a popular open water swim — dozens attempt it each year. There's a bar near the channel with the names of the hundreds of crossers over the years.

Huffman wanted to be one of those swimmers.

"I learned about the challenges of the English Channel, and decided I would one day like to swim it. At the time, I didn’t know how to arrange for a swim, and didn’t have the time or resources to make it happen," Huffman said.

Then life happened.

Come and hear the rest of the story.