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NYC SWIM - Elaine Howley


Elaine Howley

Hometown: Waltham, Massachusetts
Gender: Female

About Elaine

Elaine is recognized by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as the co-world record-holder (with Greg O’Connor) for the fastest Boston Light “Double,” a 16-mile out-and-back swim across the Boston Harbor (between L-Street and Little Brewster Island). She became the second female to ever complete the course on August 12, 2010 in 7:07:48. Her swim broke the 41-year-old record by 2 hours, 23 minutes. Elaine completed the “Triple Crown” of open water, marathon swimming in 2009 by successfully completing swims around Manhattan, NY (28.5 miles); Catalina Island to the California mainland (21 miles); and the English Channel (21 miles). Elaine has also completed swims of varying distances and difficulties including a 41K in Lake George, NY; the 10-mile Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog, VT; a 12.5-miler in Key West, FL; and a 2.4-miler in 48 degree water in York, ME. All without a wetsuit. She also completed the 2011 In Search of Memphre Tour, a 25-mile international swim between Vermont and Canada running the length of Lake Memphremagog. Elaine attempted a 50-mile swim in Narragansett Bay, RI in July 2011 but was thwarted by conditions and sea life, managing to complete 27 miles in about 15 hours. That swim was a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and raised more than $10,000 for blood cancer research. Elaine lost her younger sister to Leukemia in 1986. Her swim was featured in the November/December 2011 issue of FITNESS magazine. Elaine currently lives in Waltham, MA where she works as a freelance writer and editor. She is a frequent contributor to SWIMMER magazine and H2Open magazine. Learn more about Elaine at her website http:/

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Swim History

Relay History

Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
  Channel Gals (6p)
06/12/108:00:5328.5 M Agreed to Fundraise St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation/Swim Across the Sound ($125.00)
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Swim History (Non-NYCSWIM Events)

In Search of Memphre09/11/1118:17:0025 M4ApprovedNewportOWS
Rockland Breakwater Swim08/27/111:31:403.2 M4ApprovedRocklandOWS
Lake Willoughby Swim08/20/112:19:244.8 M7ApprovedLake WilloughbyOWS
Wild Fish Swims08/14/1157:312 M31ApprovedSalemOWS
Rockland Breakwater Swim08/28/101:31:113.2 M8ApprovedRocklandOWS
Kingdom Swim07/24/104:54:4110 M26ApprovedNewportOWS
Nubble Light Challenge07/01/101:19:142.4 M56ApprovedYorkOWS
Flat River Reservoir Champion's 09/27/093:20:0710 K8ApprovedCoventryOWS
Rockland Breakwater Swim08/29/091:18:343.2 M13ApprovedRocklandOWS
English Channel (CSA)08/03/0913:55:0021 MSApprovedDoverOWS
Catalina Channel09/22/0810:57:4420 MSApprovedSan PedroOWS
Rockland Breakwater Swim08/23/081:32:073.2 M7ApprovedRocklandOWS
Boston Light08/02/083:25:138 M8ApprovedBostonOWS
Charles River Swim06/15/0826:211 M9ApprovedBostonOWS
Flat River Reservoir Champion's 09/30/073:13:1510 K3ApprovedCoventryOWS
Big Shoulders09/08/071:16:005 K98ApprovedChicagoOWS
Rockland Breakwater Swim08/25/071:24:523.2 M10ApprovedRocklandOWS
Boston Light08/18/074:22:128 M6ApprovedBostonOWS
Charles River Swim07/21/0726:091 M7ApprovedBostonOWS
Boston Light08/13/063:37:358 M7ApprovedBostonOWS

User-Provided Event History (Non-NYCSWIM Events)

Lake George OW Weekend06/30/0712:00:0041 KPCApprovedLake GeorgeOWS

Volunteer Enrollments - No Volunteer Enrollment records to display.

Volunteer History

Multisport Triathlon Symposium &03/31/12ApprovedExpo Volunteer (Day 1) 

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