Marcy MacDonald, Dreaming, Preparing and Succeeding

Marcy MacDonald, Dreaming, Preparing and Succeeding

Marcy MacDonald became the fastest American and first American woman to swim 70K around the Isle of Jersey today.

Finishing in 9 hours and 59 minutes, Marcy just missed the overall record set by Alison Streeter (9:53 set in 1989) and the men’s record of Richard Flambard (9:56 set in 2002).

Her coach and escort Sally Minty-Gravett said, “The sea conditions were perfect with a flat calm sea and glorious sunshine at her 5 am start. At 11:15 am, Marcy is having a great swim and was joined a couple of times by pods of dolphins who have kept her company.”

Other Round Jersey Solo successful swimmers included Denize le Pennec (1969, 13:55), Jane Luscombe (1976, 13:05), David Minty (1977, 10:54), Deborah Banks (1979, 10:57), Alison Streeter (1989, 9:53), Richard Flambard (1989, 10:07), Sally Minty-Gravett (1992, 10:47), David Cometson (1993, 10:48), Lee Williams (1994, 11:16), Alison Horsfall (1995, 10:20), Jenny Fitzgerald (1995, 10:20), Cliff Golding (1998, 10:43), Dario Parmesan (1999, 11:51), Jane Solomon (1999, 10:38), Richard Flambard (1999, 10:42), Lisa Howley (2000, 11:10), Helen Barker (2000, 12:00), Cliff Golding (2000, 11:43), Eric Blakeley (2000, 12:51), Richard Flambard (2001, 10:40), Pippa Harrold (2001, 11:16), Andy Truscott (2001, 10:39), Hannah Maletroit (2001, 10:50), Sammy Maletroit (2001, 12:35), Tim Lawrence (2002, 10:45), Jean-Paul Madelenat (2001, 11:46), Richard Flambard (2002, 9:56), Dennis Dressel (2002, 10:34), Katharine Clark (2002, 11:25), Dilys Maletroit (2002, 12:30) , Cliff Golding (2002, 10:43), Jonathan Vibert (2002, 10:32), Judith Flambard (2003, 11:41), Andy Jordi (2003, 10:54), Lucy Biard (2003, 10:23), Lee Sowter nee Williams (2003, 10:16), John Farina (2003, 10:49), Dee Richards (2003, 11:31), Eoin Gaffney (2004, 11:06), Mandy Du Feu (2004, 11:43), Lee Wakeham (2004, 10:47), Lucy Pittuck (2004, 11:01), Ian Byrne (2004, 10:37), Ian Jones (2004, 9:59), Martine Le Guilcher (2004, 10:23), Kate Mason (2004, 10:31), Laura Lopez-Bonilla (2004, 10:37), Ilse Eiselen (2005, 11:07), Sarah-Jane Stirling (2005, 9:57), Kelly Le Bailly (2006, 13:01), Don Walsh (2006, 11:03), Alice Harvey (2006, 11:41), Colleen Blair (2006, 10:10), Anthony Smith (2007, 10:53), Mike Cross (2007 UK) 11hrs 26mins, Wendy Prunty (2007, 10:51), Nicola Millichip (2007, 12:00), Andrea Gellan (2008, 11:07), Lisa Freeman (2009, 11:09), Tasmin Powell (2009, 11:34), Karen Throsby (2009, 10:37), Bianca Kempster (2009 JSY) 11hrs 4mins, Neil Faudemer (2009, 11:51), Chantelle Le Guilcher (2009, 10:37), Tim Lawrence (2009, 10:39) and Marcella MacDonald (2010, 9:59)

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