Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Thursday, May 1, 2014

My Bucket List of Marathon Swims

People from all over the world have their own personal list of goals they want to accomplish in their life.  I have a special bucket list of 15 marathon swims that I would love to achieve.   At the age of 63, I continue to work as a nurse to fund my swims and help care for my three young grandchildren (ages 6, 3 and 2 years old) forty plus hours per week and train in my  spare time. I believe I have many more years of swimming ahead of me. I am very proud to say that my mother is nearly 90 years old and still swims three days a week. And now the drum roll, please:     Pat's Bucket List of Marathon swims:    #1 English Channel (done 2011), #2 Catalina Channel (done 2011), #3 Strait of Gibraltar (done 2010), #4 Tsugaru Channel (done 2012), #5 North Channel in Ireland-- plan to re-attempt in 2015, #6 Cook Strait in New Zealand--plan to re-attempt in 2016, #7 Molokai Channel in Hawaii in 2017, #8 Manhattan Marathon Swim, #9 Swim around Key West,  #10 Lake Ontario, #11 Loch Ness in Scotland, #12 Tampa Bay Marathon swim, #13 Lake Tahoe swim, #14 Rottnest swim in Australia, #15 Lake Zurich in Switzerland.
 

 

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