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Charlotte Brynn Talks About Stephen Roach

Charlotte Brynn is inspirational and always has a kind word and warm swimmers for those around her. The ice swimmer, channel swimmer, and marathon swimmer from New Zealand run The Swimming Hole in Vermont in northeastern USA.

Brynn talks about the people she has met in the sport. “Stephen Roach is an accomplished open water swimmer who has distinguished himself not only in the greater open water community, but also in Vermont open water swimming. He is a regular attendee at events in the Kingdom, Stephen has excelled in both the summer and winter events. He is the second person to complete a double crossing of Lake Memphremagog and is a repeat top finisher in the Winter Games, and Kingdom Swim events.

His marathon swim bio includes Swim the Suck 16 km (2014, 2016, 2019, 2022), SCAR Swim (2016 and 2017), Kingdom Swim 10k USMS National Championships (2nd in 2016), 8 Bridges all stages (1st in 2018), Border Buster (2nd in 2017, 1st in 2022), Three Rivers Marathon Swim 30 km (1st place in 2017), Lake Willoughby (2018, 2019), and Double Crossing of Lake Memphremagog (2021) among others.

Stephen has consistently performed at the top level of our sport and has made Vermont a favored location for many of his accomplishments. He has distinguished himself not only with his speed, but also with his love of the sport.”

Rouch is shown above with Steven MinagliaVan CornwellScott SchroederPaul Towers and Devon Clifford on Molokai before the 2018 Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational in Hawaii.

Rouch is also an Iron Iceman when he completed an International Ice Swimming Association-ratified Ice Mile in 25 minutes 12 seconds in the 4°C water of Rivers Landing Lake near the Ohio River in Prospect, Kentucky that is close to where he completed Ironman Louisville in 2015 in 14 hours 28 minutes. 

Mary Stella Stabinsky took the photo below of Rouch at the 2019 Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival where he won 3 events.

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