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Oldest woman to swim English Channel did so in memory of her

Postby BDN » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:34 am

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Oldest woman to swim English Channel did so in memory of her brother

... Her son, Tom, who was 16 at the time, decided to compete in the 2.4-mile ocean swim from Peaks Island to Portland as a tribute to his uncle, and he encouraged his mother to join him.

“I said, ‘I wish I could do the same,’ and he said, ‘Mom, you can if you try,’” said Gallant-Charette, a 66-year-old retired nurse from Westbrook.

Little did Gallant-Charette know, that first stroke toward Portland would be the first stroke in what has been an inspiring open-water swimming career.

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