Meghan Chisholm, Swift Current swimmer attempts channel crossing

Swift Current swimmer Meghan Chisholm is attempting to cross the English Channel today. (Marinetraffic.com/Google Maps)

A teenager from Swift Current is just a few kilometres from the French coast right now, in her quest to become the first person from Saskatchewan to swim the English Channel.

Meghan Chisholm, 18, launched into the chilly waters near Dover at 6:30 a.m British time (11:30 p.m. CST Monday night).

She's hoping to swim the 34-kilometre stretch in 15 hours or less.

If all goes according to plan, she'll reach the coast of France in time for dinner.

She will become the first person from Saskatchewan to swim the English Channel.