Pat Gallant-Charette Never Looking Back

Pat Gallant-Charette Never Looking Back

Courtesy of Sarah Charette, Manhattan Island, New York.

While each and every entrant in the 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim has a fascinating back story, it was 67-year-old Pat Gallant-Charette who generated national and international news interest.

By adding a successful completion of 20 Bridges to her prolific career in 10 hours 53 minutes, she became the oldest person – male or female – to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

She completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel at the age of 60 in 2011, a crossing of the English Channel at the age of 66 in 2017, and the 20 Bridges Swim at the age of 67, breaking the record of James Clifford who completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel at the age of 62, the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim at the age of 62, and a crossing of the English Channel at the age of 63.

20 Bridges June 30th Results
1. Nathalie Pohl (24, Marburg, Germany) 8:12:39
2. Ned Wieland (16, Sydney, Australia) 8:21:51
3. Luca Pozzi (33, San Francisco, California) 8:21:57
4. Samuel Vidal Fernandez (37, Alicante, Spain) 8:48:27
5. Rene Martínez Saenz (37, Mexico City) 8:59:36
6. Jenny Smith (44, Chattanooga, Tennessee) 8:52:32
7. Peter Dolnik (52, Slovakia) 9:17:49
8. Melissa Kegler (36, Redmond, Washington) 9:24:17
9. Peter Lofquist (56, Mesa, Arizona) 9:40:07
10. Ingrid Bon (48, Boca Raton, Florida) 9:50:22
11. Kate Robarts (57, Newquay Cornwall, UK) 10:09:56
12. Kamil Resa Alsaran (57, Istanbul, Turkey) 10:15:45
12. Ragip Vural Tandoğan (54, Istanbul, Turkey) 10:15:45
14. Pat Gallant-Charette (67, Westbrook, Maine) 10:53:27
DNF Zoe Sadler (45, Bramley, Tadley Hampshire, UK) aborted at 6:21:53
DNF Dongho Choi (53, Princeton, New Jersey) aborted at 7:30:32

For more information on the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, visit here.

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