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Canadian Marathon Swimmers*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Korzekwa 2014

Jordan Waxman 2014

Jessi Harewicz 2019

Sean Nuttall 2021

* Manhattan Island swim has been a race until recently

Other International Solo Swims

(Not including amateur or professional races. Reference: longswims.com)

Bonifacio Strait

Robert McGlashan  37y  4 Sep 2018  5:24:00 (13..5 km; Sardinia to Corsica)

Cook Strait

Marilyn Korzekwa  58y  18 Mar 2016  11:34 (22km; S - N)

Robben Island

Catherine Crawley  26 Dec 2013  2:15 (7.4 km; Robben Isl. to Blouberg)

Round Jersey

Lisa Freeman  51y  26 Jun 2019  11:09 (51 km)

Straits of Magellan 

Madhu Nagaraja  47y  Canada  29 Nov 2017  1:19:58 (4.3 km)

Other United States Solo Swims

(Not including amateur or professional races. Reference: longswims.com)

 

Atlantic City (Absecon Island) Solo

Muriel Ferguson  24 Aug 1958   8:51:38 (35 km; clockwise)

Au'au Channel

Peter Attia  34y  2008  11:45 (28.3 km; Maui to Lanai to Maui; First male double) 

Cape Cod Bay

Marilyn Korzekwa  59y  11 Aug 2016  13:06:55 (30.5 km; W-E)

Lake Tahoe 

Peter Attia  34y  2008  7:24  (W-E; ?19.2 km) 

Marilyn Korzekwa  60y  20-21  August 2017 17:02:46  (S-N; 34.2 km)

Adrienne Lappan  18 Aug 2018 12:01:08  (W-E; 19.2 km)

Emily Frank   11 Aug 2021  6:15:11  (W-E; 19.3 km)

Lake Winnipesaukee

Bob Weir  50y  Canada  8 Jul 1993  12:00:00 (33km; NW-SE)

Santa Barbara Channel

Tanya MacLean  29y  Sep 2013  11:41:00 (19.6km; Anacapa Isl. - mainland)

Marilyn Korzekwa  61y  12 Sep 2018  18:45 (30.6km; Santa Cruz Isl. to mainland)

 

Solo Swimming in Other Provinces 

(see also Canadian Maritime Open Water Swims  and Masters Swimming Association of BC).  (Reference: longswims.com)

Bowen Island circumnavigation (30.5 km)

Shane Collins  1997  10:48 (Clockwise; first person)

Debbie Collins  1998  9:20 (Counter clockwise)

Brent Hobbs  40 y  28 Jul 2008  9:26 (CW)

Emily Epp  17y  17 Jun 2017  10:45 (CCW)

Jessi Harewicz  35y  18 Sep 2018  21:01:11 (CCW)

Lac Memphremagog solo

Billy O'Connor   21 Aug 1955  19:18:35 (40.2 km; S-N; first)

Lac St. Jean solo

Paul DesRuisseaux  12 Aug 1956  9:31:00 (26 km; Vauvert- Roberval; first crossing)

Christine Cossette  22y  29 Jul 1984  18:27:20 (64 km; Roberval-Peribonka-Roberval; first double crossing; set record of 8:59:09 on return leg)

Nathalie Patenaude 20 y  27 Jul 1986  7:52:06 (32 km; P-R)

Pierre Landry  12 Jul 1988  8:59:10  (P-R)

Daniel Landry  20 Jul 2002  13:03:30 (P-R)

Robert Cosette  74y  24 Jul 2004  9:50:45 (Vauvert-Roberval)

Ronnica Christie 15 Jul 2006  9:42:40 (P-R)

Strait of Georgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catalina Channel

See swimcatalina.org

C = Catalina island; M = mainland

Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

(Includes English Channel, Catalina Channel and the 45.9 km circumnavigation of Manhattan Island*)

Canadians Solo Swimming Abroad

English Channel 

See channelswimmingassociation.com and cspf.co.uk

E = England; F = France

Strait of Juan de Fuca

Cliff Lumsdon 25y  17 Aug 1956  11:35 (Victoria to Port Angeles, 29.4 km)

Ben Laughren  18 Aug 1956 10:17:00 (16.8 km)

Marilyn Bell  18y  23 Aug 1956  (PA-V)  

Vicki Keith  28y  10 Aug 1989  14:01:00 (PA-V; butterfly)

International Marathon Hall of Fame - Canadian Honor Swimmers 

1963 George Young

1967 Marilyn Bell

1968 Thomas Park

1969 Cliff Lumsdon, Patty Thompson

1978 Cindy Nicholas, Regent Lacoursiere

1982 Christine Cossette

1995 James Amyot

1996 Greg Streppel

2000 Margaret Park

2003 Vicki Keith

2004 Robert Cossette

2015 George Park

 

 

 

*This list focusses on solo swims and does not include amateurs or professional races.

This list may not be complete or up to date. Apologies to those who may have been inadvertently omitted.

**Photo locations: Cook Strait, Cape Cod Bay, Lake Tahoe, Anacapa Island (clockwise in cell phone format)