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Fifth record ‘means the most’ to storied 66-year-old swimmer

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:05 am

Fifth record ‘means the most’ to storied 66-year-old swimmer from Westbrook
Grandmother Pat Gallant-Charette becomes the oldest woman to cross the English Channel, capping the emotional journey with a dedication to her deceased younger brother.


One by one, Pat Gallant-Charette is checking off her open-water swimming bucket list. And her most recent accomplishment was a big one.

On Saturday, Gallant-Charette, a 66-year-old grandmother of three from Westbrook, became the oldest woman to swim the English Channel. She left Dover, England, at 4:55 a.m. and landed on a small sandy beach near the white cliffs of Cap Blanc in France nearly 18 hours later.

The shortest distance across the channel is 21 miles, but Gallant-Charette likely swam farther while coping with ocean currents.

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