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Swampscott swimmers cross the English Channel

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Andy Jones swims the middle of the channel into the sunrise. (Courtesy Photo)

Swampscott swimmers

Thomas Gainer swims the channel while Andy snaps a photo. (Courtesy Photo)

SWAMPSCOTT — Two Swampscott residents recently conquered the Mount Everest of swimming by crossing the English Channel, while navigating through darkness and enduring jellyfish stings in the process. Andy Jones, 45, and Tommy Gainer, 40, friends and training partners, crossed the English Channel earlier this month, swimming more than 20 miles from Dover, England to…

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