Date(s) - 04/03/2018
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
The Maine Girls' Academy
Join us as we host Pat Gallant-Charette, the world record holder as the oldest woman to swim the English Channel, for an evening in conversation. Pat’s motto is “You can, if you try” and she will share her inspiring personal story with us.
Come hear Pat speak, join in on the conversation afterward with Pat, our event sponsor sheJAMs, and our partner Girls on the Run. It should be an inspirational evening with and for girls and women of all ages.
About our sponsor:
sheJAMs was created by three friends to bring together women of all ages and abilities who enjoy being active. Our goal was to provide an environment for women to train together that is encouraging, and open. A place where it is fun to share each other’s experiences, accomplishments, and challenges…and revel in the energy that a group of women with common interests can generate! More about sheJAMs at shejams.com
The oldest woman to swim the English Channel is Pat Gallant-Charette, who at 66 years 135 days, crossed from England to France in 17 hours 55 minutes on 17 June 2017. The record was set under the auspices of the Channel Swimming Association.
This was Pat’s second successful English Channel swim and her record came just four weeks after successfully swimming the Molokai Channel in Hawaii, USA, on 20 May 2017, when she became the oldest woman to do so aged 66 years 107 days. Remarkably, and in addition to achieving three records in 2017 (on 30 August 2017, Pat became the oldest person to successfully swim Lake Ontario, in a time of 24 hours 28 minutes 19, aged 66 years 209 days), Pat had already set a string of records in her quest to become the oldest person – and woman – to swim the Oceans Seven, the open water swimming community’s equivalent of the Seven Summits. More about Pat at http://patgalant.blogspot.com/