57-year-old Maureen Mech Montgomery completed a crossing of the English Channel on the shores of France at a steady pace of 82 strokes per minute after an early start at 2:40 am this morning at Samphire Hoe in England.
In addition to her various marathon swims throughout the United States (20.1 km Swim Around Key West in Florida in 5 hours 33 minutes 26 + 19.3 km Swim Around Charleston in South Carolina in 5 hours 22 minutes + 37 km Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in Florida in 11 hours 55 minutes + 11.2 km Swim Around Lido Key in Florida in 3 hours 24 minutes + 7 km Coquina Key Invitational Swim in Florida in 2 hours 12 minutes + SCAR Swim Challenge including the 15.2 km Saguaro Lake, 14.4 km Canyon Lake, 27.3 km Apache Lake and 9 km Roosevelt Lake in a cumulative time of 18 hours 2 minutes in Arizona), she completed the 45.9 km 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan Island in New York City in October 2016 in 8 hours 4 minutes and a 32.3 km crossing of the Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to the California mainland in September 2017 in 11 hours 30 minutes to become a Triple Crowner.
With her successful crossing, she also achieved the Grand Slam of Open Water Swimming.
Montgomery is shown above with Tracy Clark.
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