Charlotte Brynn From Down Under To Over The Top
Charlotte Brynn returned home to Vermont victorious: with 3 age group gold medals and 2 world records at the International Ice Swimming Association’s 5th World Championship in Samoëns, France.
Competing in the 55-59 age group, the top Kiwi represented New Zealand while smashing the existing world record of 9:15.74 in the 500m freestyle with a 7:48:04, placing 15th overall. In the 250m freestyle she finished in 3:38:99, placing 10th overall while setting another age group world record in 3:38.99. Her 250m time was so fast that she would have also set new world records in both the 45-49 and 50-54 age groups.
The shark attack survivor (where a shark tooth was embedded in her torso during an attempt of the Catalina Channel) also won her age group in the 1,000m freestyle, placing 18th overall while finishing in 16 minutes 50.81 seconds.
Brynn is Executive Director of The Swimming Hole in Stowe, Vermont and serves as the Assistant Director at Kingdom Games. She also established her swim coaching-training company, BrynnSwim and offers Swim Tech Camps and Clinics which are held on Lake Memphremagog. She helped found the Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival in 2015.
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