Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Catalina Flying Fish

In my children's book "Catalina...Oh,my! An Adventure Story", illustrator and crew member Jean Murdoch-Gallant captures the enchanting scenes in beautifully detailed drawings.  We are currently seeking a publisher for our captivating true story of my Catalina swim. Contact information:   patgallant.charette@gmail.com

 

Monday, June 17, 2013

In Memory of Sherri Kelley


Today my young neighbor, Sherri Kelley, died after a three year heroic battle with cancer.  She inspired everyone with her great strength and outlook on life.  She is survived by her four sons, a loving family, her soul mate Terry and an unending list of very caring and supportive friends.  She will be greatly missed by all.  Last September, I dedicated my Japan swim as a tribute to her....she touched my life with her unrelenting determination to fight her cancer. She was a beautiful, compassionate, doting mother and a great friend to all who knew her.  My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Australian Victory at MIMS

Today Paul Newsome of Australia won the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim a distance of 28.5 miles.  Paul is the founder of Swim Smooth (one of the top swim sites in the world).  I had the honor of meeting him and swim legend Shelley Taylor-Smith in 2011 during my stay at Varne Ridge Caravan Park in England. Congratulations to him and all swimmers of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.