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In full transparency, I don’t often check to see if I’m still the current record holder on past swims.  Please assume that I’m the record holder, until I’m not.

2017

  • Lake Titicaca (7.5k, 55F) – Chile – 2:30ish – 1st woman in age group (40-49)
  • Bosphorus Strait (6k) – Asia to Europe – Istanbul Turkey –  1:01 – 2nd woman in age group (40-45)
  • Strait of Magellan (4.6k ) – Chile – 0:58:13 – women’s record holder
  • Beagle Channel (2k, 7C) – Glacier Italia on Tierra del Fuego to Gordon Island Chile – 0:33:51 – First successful swim

2016

  • Circle of Health International Awareness Swim (6K) – Monterey Bay CA
  • Injured

2015

  • Injured
  • Made the Top 50 list of Most Adventuresome Open Water Swimming Women

2014

  • Jersey to France (18 miles) – Jersey Island UK – 6:42 – women’s record holder
  • Round Jersey (41 miles) – Jersey Island UK – 9:29 – women’s record holder

2013

  • North Channel (21 miles) – Bangor, Northern Ireland – 9:34 – overall record holder
  • Pennock Island Challenge (8.2 miles) – Ketchikan, AK
  • Santa Barbara Channel – Anacapa to Mainland (12.7 miles)- Ventura, CA – 5:29:56 – women’s record holder 2014 – 2017
  • Columbia River Bar (6.43 miles – double crossing) – Astoria, OR – 2:38:40 – First known double swim
  • Columbia River Bar (7.5k) – Astoria, OR – 1:47:43
  • Jackpot 7 – personal challenge – 7 weeks, 7 miles per exercise, 1 new exercise per week:  Walking, Cycling/Spinning, Elliptical, Rowing, Swimming, Kayaking, Rollerskating
  • Nominee for 2013 Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award

2012

  • English Channel (21 miles) – Dover, England – 10:35
  • Tsugaru Channel (12 miles) – Aomori Prefecture, Japan – 8:55 – women’s record holder 2012-2018

2011

  • EPIC 5 Challenge – 5 Ironmans, 5 Days, 5 Hawaiian Islands – Team Nike Relay – Hawaii
  • Strait of Gibraltar (9-12 miles) – Tarifa, Spain – 3:39
  • PDX Bridge Swim (11 miles) – Portland, OR
  • Pennock Island Challenge (8.2 miles) – Ketchikan, AK
  • Karen Gaffney Columbia River Swim and Cruise for Kids (6 miles) – Portland, OR
  • Molokai Channel (26 miles) – Hawaii USA – 14:12
  • Created Stillwater 8 Challenge – Loch Ness, Windemere, Lake Zurich, Lake Tahoe, Lake Baikal, Lake Taupo, Lake Ontario, Lake Titicaca

2010

  • Cook Strait (19 miles) – Wellington, NZ – 8:02
  • Clarence Strait (14.5 miles) – Ketchikan, AK – 6:46 – First successful swim
  • Portland Bridge Swim (11 miles) – Portland, OR
  • Pennock Island Challenge (8.2 miles) – Ketchikan, AK
  • Monterey Bay Relay swim (25 miles) – Santa Cruz, CA
  • Kaieiewaho Channel Relay (72 miles) – Oahu to Kaui – Hawaii – 47:55 – Team: Mike Spalding, Linda Kaiser, Joel Schwartz, Randy Brown, Billy Brown – 1st successful crossing

2009

  • Lake Taupo Triple Relay Crossing (120k) – Taupo, New Zealand – 33:33:54 – Women’s Team: Barbara Pellick, Penny Palfrey, Julie Bradshaw, Heather Osbourne, Lucy Roeper, + me
  • English Channel (21 miles) – Dover, England – 11:37
  • Pennock Island Challenge (8.2 miles) – Ketchikan, AK
  • Monterey Bay Relay swim (25 miles) – Santa Cruz, CA

2008

  • Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (28.5 miles) – New York City, NY – 7:55:31
  • Boston Island Marathon Swim (8 miles) – Boston, MA – 2:47 – 1st female finisher
  • Pennock Island Challenge (8.2 miles) – Ketchikan, AK – 3:31
  • Alcatraz Challenge (2 miles) – San Francisco, CA
  • Catalina Channel (21 miles) – San Pedro, CA – 10:12

2007

  • Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim (1.5 miles) – San Francisco, CA
  • Pennock Island Challenge (8.2 miles) – Ketchikan, AK
  • English Channel (21 miles) – Dover, England – 10:02 – Fastest American for the Channel Swimming Association in 2007 (2nd fastest American overall)

2006

  • Lake Minnetonka Challenge (5 miles) – Minnetonka, MN
  • Pennock Island Challenge (8.2 miles) – Ketchikan, AK