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Monday, July 16, 2012
Shirley Loftus-Charley, Queen Of The Lake
In addition to her numerous pool records and honors, she was the overall Chris Greene Lake Swim female winner in 1991, a 9-time national champion and a 23-time winner in her age group.
This year, Shirley finished within 6 seconds of both her son Craig (shown above) and daughter Amy in the two-mile event where she set a national record for the 60-64 age group in 45:38. As she has in the recent past, she doubled up on race day and also set a national age group record in the 1-mile race too (23:07) where she was the second finisher overall among women.
Her history in the Chris Greene Lake Swim is below.
1982 - 48:02.00 2nd (30)
1983 - 51:13.61 1st (31) Son Craig born in May
1984 - 48:08.50 1st (32)
1985 - 50:25.00 2nd (33) Daughter Amy born in May*
1986 - 47:47.00 4th (34)
1987 - 48:32.00 1st (35) National Champion*
1988 - 46:27.00 1st (36) National Champion*
1989 - 45:34.00 1st (37) career best time
1990 - 46:37.00 1st (38) National Champion*
1991 - 45:53.00 1st (39) Overall female winner
1992 - 47:19.54 1st (40)
1993 - 46:21.61 1st (41) National Champion*
1994 - 48:45.51 1st (42) National Champion*
1995 - 49:25.61 1st (43)
1996 - 48:47.08 1st (44) National Champion*
1997 - 48:19.02 1st (45) National Champion*
1998 - 47:53.07 1st (46)
1999 - 48:17.63 2nd (47)*
2000 - 47:59.15 2nd (48)*
2001 - 48:32.00 2nd (49)
2002 - 49:36.25 2nd (50)*
2003 - 50:17.02 1st (51)
2004 - 48:54.51 1st (52)
2005 - 50:05.14 1st (53)
2006 - 49:25.56 2nd (54)*
2007 - 50:16.10 1st (55)
2008 - 47:52.49 1st (56) National Champion*
2009 - 48:51.47 1st (57) Set national record in 1-mile event (24:23)
2010 - 46:37.00 1st (58) National Champion*
2011 - 45:55.10 1st (59) Set U.S. Masters Swimming records in 1-mile (22:39) and 2-mile events
2012 - 45:38.08 1st (60) Set U.S. Masters Swimming records in 1-mile (23:07) and 2-mile events
* denotes when the Chris Greene Lake Swim was a U.S. Masters Swimming national open water swimming championship event
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