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University of Utah graduate Laura Burtch completed a swim across the English Channel Saturday in a time of less than 12 hours.

Burtch, 30, a San Francisco psychotherapist, had previously failed to cross the 21-mile channel last year when stinging jellyfish forced her out of the water after 11 hours.Burtch attended the U. from 1984-87.