Magnifique: Monahan Completes Quadruple Manhattan Swim

Magnifique: Monahan Completes Quadruple Manhattan Swim

Magnifique: Monahan Completes Quadruple Manhattan Swim

Courtesy of Urban Swim, Manhattan Island, New York.

When 18-year-old Robert Dowling completed the first 45.9 km circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island in New York City in 13 hours 45 minutes, no one could imagine a swimmer in the distant future like Jaimie Monahan.

Even now, it is hard to imagine what the 41-year-old Monahan accomplished today.

Monahan completed the first Quadruple Manhattan Swim, four consecutive back-to-back-to-back-to-back swims and under 80 bridges around Manhattan Island totaling 183 km swimming steadily through Friday night and Saturday night for yet another 24-hour swim in her career.

Starting on Friday, Monahan swam non-stop for 45 hours 24 minutes as part of her Mannahatta Project:

#27 circumnavigation swim: September 19-20th 2020 in 11 hours 2 minutes 38 seconds starting at Pier A, part of 45 hour 24 minute Quadruple Manhattan Swim
#26 circumnavigation swim: September 19th 2020 in 12 hours 49 minutes 22 seconds starting at Pier A, part of 45 hour 24 minute Quadruple Manhattan Swim
#25 circumnavigation swim: August 18-19th 2020 in 12 hours 4 minutes 33 seconds starting at Pier A, part of 45 hour 24 minute Quadruple Manhattan Swim
#24 circumnavigation swim: September 18th 2020 in 9 hours 32 minutes 30 seconds starting at Pier A, part of 45 hour 24 minute Quadruple Manhattan Swim
#23 circumnavigation swim: September 6th 2020 in 9 hours 18 minutes 31 seconds starting at Pier A
#22 circumnavigation swim: September 5th 2020 in 8 hours 47 minutes 0 seconds starting at Pier A
#21 circumnavigation swim: August 23rd 2020 in 8 hours 24 minutes 31 seconds starting at Pier A
#20 circumnavigation swim: August 22nd 2020 in 8 hours 13 minutes 14 seconds starting at Pier A
#19 circumnavigation swim: August 21st 2020 in 8 hours 20 minutes 59 seconds starting at Pier A
#18 circumnavigation swim: August 20th 2020 in 8 hours 0 minute 30 seconds starting at Pier A
#17 circumnavigation swim: August 19th 2020 in 8 hours 4 minutes 47 seconds starting at Pier A
#16 circumnavigation swim: August 18th 2020 in 8 hours 26 minutes 52 seconds starting at Pier A
#15 circumnavigation swim: August 17th 2020 in 8 hours 51 minutes 31 seconds starting at Pier A
#14 circumnavigation swim: August 6th 2020 in 9 hours 9 minutes 41 seconds starting at Pier A
#13 circumnavigation swim: August 2nd 2020 in 9 hours 10 minutes 42 seconds starting at Pier A
#12 circumnavigation swim: July 25th 2020 in 8 hours 53 minutes 25 seconds starting at Pier A
#11 circumnavigation swim: September 29th 2019 in 7 hours 53 minutes 3 seconds starting at Pier A
#10 circumnavigation swim: September 15th 2019 in 9 hours 10 minutes 51 seconds starting at Pier A
#9 circumnavigation swim: August 11th 2019 in 8 hours 38 minutes 9 seconds starting at Mill Rock
#8 circumnavigation swim: August 3rd 2019 in 8 hours 24 minutes 0 seconds starting at Pier A
#7 circumnavigation swim: July 14th 2019 in 8 hours 20 minutes 0 seconds starting at Mill Rock
#6 circumnavigation swim: July 6th 2019 in 8 hours 45 minutes 0 seconds starting at Pier A
#5 circumnavigation swim: August 28th 2018 in 9 hours 43 minutes starting at Pier A
#4 circumnavigation swim: July 28th 2017 in 8 hours 35 minutes 23 seconds starting at Pier A
#3 circumnavigation swim: July 29th 2017 in 11 hours 36 minutes 28 seconds starting at Pier A
#2 circumnavigation swim: October 1st 2016 in 8 hours 12 minutes 20 seconds starting at Pier A
#1 circumnavigation swim: June 12th 2010 in 9 hours 9 minutes 33 seconds starting at North Cove

Women like Jaimie Monahan, Sarah Thomas and Dr. Caroline Block are pushing the bar so high in terms of their abilities to swim for days on end, who knows the lengths at which these women will ultimately be able to swim?” asks Steven Munatones. “They are all in their mid-30’s to early 40’s and they seem to get stronger and stronger each passing year.”

For more information about the unprecedented Quadruple Manhattan Swim governed and ratified by Deanne Draeger and her team at Urban Swim, including escort pilot Sean Makofsky and observer Marissa Magura, visit here.

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