Despite swimming for miles and miles on long training day, distance is not one of the high school swimming categories he competes in. "He's not a true distance swimmer," says Columbus North swim coach Jim Sheridan, "But he has the true heart of an adventurer."
Alex Harris begins his training swim early Saturday morning, May 9, leaving from the dock of a family friend that lives in Tipton Lakes.
Columbus North High School student Alex Harris is training to swim the English Channel.
His arms constantly moving overhead, Alex greases his neck to prevent welts. "It's disgusting," he says.