2017 English Channel swim

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lake Windermere swim results

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018,  I successfully reached the finish line of Lake Windermere (12 miles) in England at the age of 67 years and 201 days.  My time was 7 hours and 38 minutes.  My fourth swim of the Stillwater 8 challenge.  My crew of David and Jeannie Gallant, and Jean Murdoch-Gallant were instrumental in my success.  They closely monitored my swim and never took any breaks.   They were absolutely amazing.  My boat pilot, Julie Bradshaw, was a tremendous help, too.  Julie has piloted many swimmers and knows the best route to swim.
Many thanks to my daughter Sarah for updating Facebook postings.   A huge thanks to my husband who has been extremely supportive of my swim adventures.  And thank you to my son Tom who encouraged me several years ago to try open water swimming.   My swim was a tribute to my brothers Robbie and Johnny, and to my mother.

Contact information:  patgallant.charette@gmail.com

Monday, August 20, 2018

Lake Windermere swim

On Wednesday I will attempt to swim across Lake
Windermere in England.   The length of this lake is 12 miles.  I am swimming Windermere because it's part of the Stillwater Eight Challenge (Eight lakes worldwide).   My boat pilot will be swimming legend and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee Julie Bradshaw.  She was the first person to swim Butterfly across the English Channel.  My crew will be David and Jeannie Gallant and Jean Murdoch-Gallant.  My spot tracker will be activated 10 minutes before the start of my swim.    Keeping my fingers crossed for great conditions.