Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SWIM UPDATE:
Pat has done it! She has finished her swim!
33miles with a time of 19hours and 36minutes!
She reports being stung over 100 times by jelly fish and even got bit several times on her fingers by small fish. She now has 1.5 hour ride back to camp.
I am sure once she is rested, she will update the blog and give more details.
WOOOOOHOOOOO!
Way to go MOM:)

I would like to add a very special thank you to Yoko Aoshima and Pat Whitney (her crew of two) that did a fabulous job monitoring Pat during the swim and providing nourishment and encouragement along the way.
And thank you to all of you that joined us on this AWESOME JOURNEY! Pat appreciated all the words of encouragement!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!!! Way to go, Pat! We knew you could do it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pat!!!! I've been following all along and am so glad to hear about your success.
Helen BreƱa at the Y

Anonymous said...

We had faith in you! Hugs from all of us here at the Y in freeport Maine! CONGRATULATIONS PAT!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Another successful swim!!!

Anonymous said...

Pat, Yoko & Pat, Maine is SO proud of you wonderful and courageous women! Sake for everyone! Omedeto!
Ron and Yumi in Falmouth

Gayle said...

yayyyyyyyyy Pat!!!! you are a brave and strong woman!

Anonymous said...

We knew you could do it.! You are an inspiration! Ann

Anonymous said...

Pat, you are one amazing woman!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations auntie!! There are 174,240 feet in 33 miles and you swam every last one of them! We are all so proud of you!
Love, the other Pat Gallant!

Anonymous said...

SUPER CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Robyn Beeler-Nichols

Nitsirk said...

Way to go!!! What an amazing feat. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! So proud of you!

Wendy Almeida said...

I was rooting for you! So happy to hear you made the crossing even if you are a little overly stung by jellyfish. Take care. Can't wait to hear what's next.

Erin said...

What an absolutely amazing accomplishment!! Congratulations!! You are an inspiration :)

Anonymous said...

Patty: Wow, you awesome woman you!!!! I am so happy that I can say I know the OLDEST woman who conquered the Tsuaro Straits. You rock!!! Here's a hug from me. (((((((PATTY))))))

Love to you and have a well-deserved rest,
Judi Hilton

BC Friends said...

Pat
We knew you would do it but you are truly AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are an inspiration for us all. We are so happy for you, your crew, and your family. You take care, rest, enjoy your time left in Japan (after your rest).
BC friends

Anonymous said...

Pat you are a wonder!!!! Awesome job...
Gretta

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration to many!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Pat!! We are thrilled for you and have been cheering you on in spirit. You are so inspiring! Greely Middle School students (Cumberland) went to Aomori this summer so we knew just where you were swimming!

rxleakem said...

Way to go, Pat! So proud of your accomplishments in the open water!

Steve MacDougall said...

Pat, on behalf of the Maine-Aomori Sister State Advisory Council (MASSAC) congratulations! You further strengthened our sister-state relationship and we are very proud of you!
-Steve MacDougall, Chair

Doug Pride said...

Congratulations Pat!
Wow! That's incredible.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Y. Doug Pride

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pat!
Wow! You're incredible.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Y.

Doug Pride said...

Congratulations Pat!
Wow! You're incredible!
Looking forward to seeing you at the Y.

Anonymous said...

WE have been following you on the sidelines here and cheering you on every step of the way.
You are amazing and make your entire family and community so proud.
Good for you.
Rest up and safe travels home!!!!

Matthew Cameron Parks said...

Congratulations, Pat! A truly incredible achievement to go alongside your other incredible achievements!! 4 down, 3 to go!!
Matt Parks (MMC)