Australian Ceinwen Roberts started out the year training in the Southern Hemisphere and finished six months later celebrating the achievement of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in the Northern Hemisphere.

Along the way, she has swum from Western Australia to New York City.

The 32-year-old Perth swimmer kicked off her 2013 season with a 59.2 km three-way crossing of the Rottnest Channel together with Rohan Hollick.

Their charity swim on behalf of Walk Free movement was an unprecedented triple crossing of the famed Western Australia channel that took the pair 19 hours, from midnight to 7 pm.

Next on her docket was a tough Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in June where she was the first woman and third overall in 7 hours 31 minutes. After many airline miles later, she returned to America and finished her marathon season with a fast 8 hour 4 minute crossing of the Catalina Channel yesterday. Combined with her 2011 English Channel swim of 12 hours 55 minutes, Roberts was the 81st person in history to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

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