Hometown: Waltham, Massachusetts
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:/blog.talesofthebeerbaby.com
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|06/12/10||8:00:53||28.5 M|| || St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation/Swim Across the Sound ($125.00)
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