Philippe Croizon, who became the first limbless man to swim the English Channel two years ago, is planning to swim around the world in record time in the next four months.
SBS Staff

25 Apr 2012 - 8:10 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 5:08 PM

Croizon will spend the northern hemisphere summer swimming between the continents with his friend Arnaud Chassery - starting with a swim between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea in May.

He has already crossed the English Channel using leg prostheses that have flippers attached.

"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," Croizon told the International Business Times.

Croizon lost his limbs after he was electrocuted while changing a TV antenna on his roof in 1994.