Ultramarathon swimmer joined by seal during record-breaking swim across Channel

An ultramarathon swimmer was joined by a seal during her record-breaking swim across the English Channel. Eva Buzo, 37, was training for an endurance swim from Italy to Albania when a friendly seal joined her on her grueling journey. Eva set off from Shakespeare Beach, Dover, at 11:15pm on June 5, making her the first woman to ever swim the channel this early in the year. Eva was roughly four hours her journey, fighting against the biting 13-degree water, when a seal swam directly underneath her and popped its head up in front of her. Eva nicknamed the seal Trudy after Trudy Ederle who, in 1926, was the first woman to swim the English Channel.