At the age of 67 years and 198 days, she is the oldest person to complete a crossing … another record that the former nurse has set over her prolific career.
On Wednesday in two days time, Gallant-Charette will attempt to cross Windermere, potentially her fourth Still Water Eight crossing (Loch Ness in Scotland + 2. Windemere in England + Lake Zürich in Switzerland + Lake Tahoe in the USA + Lake Baikal in Russia + Lake Taupo in New Zealand + Lake Ontario in Canada + Lake Titicaca in Bolivia–Peru.
She has swam 51 km across Lake Ontario in 24 hours 28 minutes along the Marilyn Bell Route from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario to Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto in August 2017 at the age of 66 years and 209 days. A year later, she swam 34.2 km across Lake Tahoe in 20 hours 32 seconds at the age of 67 years and 186 days. Another year later, she swam 37 km across Loch Ness in Scotland in 13 hours 45 minutes at the age of 67 years and 198 days.
She says, “Honestly, these lake swims are as challenging as any ocean swims. Loch Ness was a monster of a swim.”
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