2017 English Channel swim

Saturday, November 17, 2018

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

On November 10, 2018 I received a surprise of a lifetime during the Global Open Water Summit in San Francisco.    While sitting in the audience,  I watched several outstanding speakers give fabulous presentations on open water swimming.    Ned Denison, the Chairperson of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame gave his video presentation from Ireland.   I was sitting in the audience watching a large projector screen of the above video.  I was stunned when I heard my name called that I had been inducted into the IMSHOF.    I cried tears of joy.  Many thanks to IMSHOF for voting me into the Hall of Fame.  A special thank you to Ned Denison for surprising me.....it’s a moment that I will always cherish.
   It takes a team for a solo swimmer to be successful.   Many thanks to my husband, children,
grandchildren, family, friends, and all my crew members and boat pilots for their incredible support.   Thank you to the best friend ever, Yoko Aoshima, who has been a tremendous swimming partner.   A special thank you to my son Tom for encouraging me many years ago to try open water swimming as a tribute to my brother Robbie.   To Robbie and Johnny this is for you.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nominated for WOWSA, Woman of the Year

The World Open Water Swimming Association has announced the nominees for the 2018 World Open Water Swimmer, Woman of the Year.   At the age of 67, I am humbled and honored to be nominated along with fourteen swimmers worldwide.   The voting has started on the website World Open Water Swimming Association (see attached link).  Anyone can vote.   Please read all nominations and vote today.   You can only vote once per email address.   Voting ends on December 31.  Winner will be announced on January 1.  Thank you.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Never Too Old

The World Open Water Swimming Association will be holding their Global Open Water Conference in San Francisco in November.   I am greatly looking forward to giving a presentation on the topic “Never Too Old”.  Please visit the website “Daily News of Open Water Swimming” for further information.   Thank you. http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2018/09/never-too-old-facing-challenges-with.html

Contact information:  patgallant.charette@gmail.com

Monday, September 3, 2018

Video of Loch Ness, 2018

I have posted a video of my Loch Ness swim on the desktop version of my blog.   Also, this video can be viewed on YouTube.   Please visit my YouTube channel and select Loch Ness, 2018.  Thank you.

Contact information:  patgallant.charette@gmail.com

Lake Tahoe swim video

I have posted my Lake Tahoe 2018 video on the desktop version of my blog.
Also,  the video can be viewed on my YouTube channel...type in Pat Gallant-Charette and select Lake Tahoe, 2018.  Thank you.

Contact information:   patgallant.charette@gmail.com