Linda McGill Recalls Her Illustrious Career On WOWSA Live
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1964 Olympian and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Linda McGill talked about her prolific career as an 1964 Olympic swimmer to her record-setting English Channel crossing.
The Australian Olympic swimmer talked about a wide variety of her global experiences with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairman Ned Denison on the May 6th edition of WOWSA Live.
During her engaging interview from Brisbane, Australia, she spoke about:
* researching about Florence Chadwick before her marathon swims
* training in Saudi Arabia
* her three English Channel crossings (11 hours 12 minutes in 1965, 13 hours 2 minutes in 1967, and 9 hours 59 minutes in 1967)
* her swims around Manhattan Island (9 hours 10 minutes in 1983, 8 hours 23 minutes in 1984, and 8 hours 48 minutes in 1986 at the age of 40)
* racing in Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (12 hours 2 minutes in 1968)
* swimming 45 km around Hong Kong Island in 1976 in 17 hours 6 minutes
* encountering crocodiles, sharks, sea snakes, jellyfish, sewage, and eels during her career
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