No more treading water

July 21, 2000

Oxford's triumph on the water in this year's boat race has been matched in the water, too. The university's swimming team splashed to victory in the second cross-English Channel Varsity Swim, making France's Cap Gris Nez in eight hours, 18 minutes - seven minutes faster than their rivals. At least this time there was a winner. The first cross-Channel race between the two universities ended, after nine hours and 25 minutes, in a dead heat.

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