Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Appreciation of sponsorship

I would like to thank Keller Williams Realty of Maine for their very generous contribution toward my next marathon swim scheduled for 2015.  Their support is greatly appreciated. Last year when I listed my home with Julie Kocian of Keller Williams Realty, she had my home under contract within a week.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Maine, I would highly recommend their company. In appreciation of their support, I will proudly wear their logo on my swim cap.   Many thanks to Keller Williams Realty.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Working Class Athlete

Today Arena Water Instinct posted an article on their website about my swimming endeavors. Many of my swims have been in memory of my brother Robbie who died at the age of 34 from a sudden and unexpected heart attack. I am very grateful to Arena for writing about the global swim event "Swim for your Heart" to bring an awareness to heart disease and its prevention.  http://www.waterinstinct.com/water-life/pat-gallant-charette-working-class-athlete/
Contact information: patgallant.charette@gmail.com

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.