Barbara Pellick, 20 Years In The Making Of A Heroine

Barbara Pellick, 20 Years In The Making Of A Heroine

From the shores of Western Australia, Barbara Pellick rises like a mermaid, swims like a dolphin, and smiles like a star wherever her marathon swims take her.

This August 11th, she completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with an 11 hour 19 minute crossing of the Catalina Channel.

A veteran of over 20 years of marathon swimming, she has also completed a 12:23 English Channel swim, a three-way English Channel relay, a 4th-place finish in the 2000 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 8 hours 15 minutes, and participated in the unprecedented 120 km Lake Taupo three-way relay. She has also completed 23 (and counting) solo Rottnest Channel Swims, the first non-stop double crossing of the Rottnest Channel, and numerous other ocean swims under her swim cap.

Photo courtesy of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation Facebook page.

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