When All Eyes Look North

Courtesy of Irish Long Distance Swimming Association and Swim Ireland. For generations, the most difficult, challenging and cruelest channel crossing in the world has generally been considered to be the North Channel, 21 miles between [...]

Pat Gallant-Charette Raising The Bar

Courtesy of Fergal Somerville, North Channel, California. Pat Gallant-Charette, an American nurse extraordinaire, continues to raise the bar and push the envelope what older swimmers can do. At the age of 65 years and 204 [...]

5, 21, 53 Years Ago In The English Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yesterday, three legends of the open water had a day to remember. 65-year-old American Pat Gallant-Charette celebrated her 5th channelversary of her 15 hour 57 minute English Channel crossing, [...]

Pat Gallantly Navigates The North

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are few people on the globe with the persistence and determination of Pat Gallant-Charette. Arguably, she may be among the most persistent in open water swimming history. She [...]

Family, Friends And Finance In The Open Water

Courtesy of Pat Gallant Charette, Westbrook, Maine. Channel swimmer Pat Gallant Charette started open water swimming at the age of 47. She talks about how she manages family, friends and finances as she travels around [...]

Different Stings Around The World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pat Gallant-Charette unfailingly comes out of the oceans from her training or long marathon swims with a bright, wide smile. For those who know her well, this sunny demeanor [...]

Blue On Blue On Blue

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pat Gallant-Charette shows a nice, flat, streamlined body position at the end of another tough channel swim in the Strait of Gibraltar while outfitted in a blue swim cap [...]

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