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Monday, March 7, 2011
A Canadian Superhero - Vicki Keith
Look at her list of swims...and what is remarkable is to consider the number of long training hours and days she put forth in order to accomplish these swims, especially during her incredibly prolific 1986-1989 period.
2001: Tandem crossing of Lake Ontario with husband John Munro, 32K
1990: Greatest distance in a pool 24 hours, 43.067 miles
1989: Catalina Channel butterfly, 22 miles in 14 hours 53 minutes
1989: Lake Ontario butterfly, 32 miles in 31 hours
1989: Lake Winnipeg butterfly, 18 miles in 13 hours
1989: Juan de Fuca butterfly, 20 miles in 14 hours
1989: English Channel butterfly, 23 hours 33 minutes
1989: Circumnavigation of Sydney Harbour butterfly, 14 miles in 13 hours 30 minutes
1988: Lake Ontario, 32 miles in 23 hours 30 minutes
1988: Lake Ontario butterfly, 24 miles
1988: Lake Superior, 20 miles in 17 hours
1988: Lake Michigan, 45 miles in 53 hours
1988: Lake Huron, 48 miles in 46 hours 55 minutes
1988: Lake Erie, 20 miles in 20 hours
1987: Double-crossing of Lake Ontario, 64 miles in 56 hours 10 minutes
1986: Attempted double-crossing of Lake Ontario (one completed crossing)
1986: Continuous pool swim in Ontario, 129 hours 45 minutes
1985: Continuous pool swim in Ontario, 100 hours
1985: Lake Ontario butterfly, 12 miles in 11 hours 30 minutes
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