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Jaimie Monahan Continues Being Honored

Courtesy of Guinness World Records Limited, Ice Sevens Challenge, Planet Earth.

Jaimie Monahan is being recognized twice by the Guinness World Records Limited:

Fastest time to complete an open water 10-km swimming marathon on each of the six continents
Her 6 marathon swims were ratified by the Marathon Swimmers Federation and was accomplished within 16 days.

First person to complete the Ice Sevens Challenge
Her 7 ice swims were ratified by the International Ice Swimming Association:

* On April 2nd 2016, she swam in the sea off Reykjavík, Iceland, in 3.70°C water in exactly 35 minutes for her European ice mile
* On December 18th 2016, she swam in an ice pool cut into a frozen lake in Tyumen, Russia in -0.03°C water in 30 minutes 20 seconds for her Asian ice mile
* On February 13th 2017, she swam in the mountain Aguelmame Sidi Ali Lake, Morocco in 4.9°C water in 32 minutes 18 seconds for her African ice mile
* On 4 March 4th 2017, she swam in the sea off Mikkelvik Brygge, Karlsøy, Norway, in 2.37°C water, in 32 minutes 9 seconds for her Polar region ice mile
* On March 9th 2017, she swam in the sea off M Street Beach, Boston, USA in 4.63°C water in 26 minutes 16 seconds for her North American ice mile
* On May 15th 2017, she swam in the glacier Tasman Lake, Aoraki Mt. Cook, New Zealand in 2.37°C water in 26 minutes 44 seconds for her Oceania ice mile
* On July 2nd 2017, she swam in the Beagle Channel near Ushuaia, Argentina in 4.76°C water in 29 minutes 5 seconds for her South American ice mile

The Ice Sevens Challenge (or Ice Sevens) was conceived and developed by Ger Kennedy and Steven Munatones in 2016 with the support of and governance by the International Ice Swimming Association. “Ice Sevens was based on the concept of the Seven Summits and the Oceans Seven based on the rules of the International Ice Swimming Association,” explains Munatones. “That is, a swimmer must complete an officially recognized ice mile held in water 5ºC (41ºF) or less under standard ice swimming rules (i.e., no wetsuit and no neoprene hat) in six continents – including Europe, Oceania, Asia, North America, Africa, and South America – and at any Polar location at 60º south or below or 70º north or above.

Additionally, one of the seven Ice Miles must be a documented Zero Ice Mile where the water temperature must be below 1ºC.”

Monahan will be honored at the WOWSA Awards at the Open Water Summit at The Olympic Club in San Francisco on November 10th – not only for these two Guinness World Record honors, but also for her 2016 and 2017 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year awards.

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