Liz Fry, A Force Of Nature, On National Public Radio
Courtesy of Dr. Sharon Ufberg, National Public Radio.
The 60-year-old Fry was nominated for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award. Steven Munatones writes of the icon from Connecticut, “Elizabeth continues to do what she loves doing…as she seems to be getting better and better at it. Channel swimming is her thing; marathon swimming is her specialty. She swims and achieves records in a humble, mild-mannered way, smiling and expressing heartfelt appreciate every step of the way to her successes.
In addition to serving as the long-time race director of the 25 km St. Vincent’s Foundation Swim Across the Sound, she completed a 23 km crossing of the Cook Strait from the North Island to the South Island in New Zealand in 9 hours 32 minutes and a 35 km crossing of the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland in 11 hours 13 minutes at the age of 60 years 301 days to achieve the Oceans Seven and become the oldest person – male or female – to do so.
She is role model and an icon to many, always sharing kind words and her boundless energy with anyone who ventures past the shoreline. She faces high stress in the financial services industry by day and swims by choice for relaxation, her preferred aquatic meditation where she continues to impress even the world’s most elite marathon swimmers.
She continues to challenge herself and serve as an iconic role model for marathon swimmers of all ages while continuing to support and provide leadership in one of the world’s most successful charity swims.”
Oceans Seven = English Channel + North Channel + Strait of Gibraltar + Cook Strait + Catalina Channel + Molokai Channel + Tsugaru Channel
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