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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Jaimie Monahan, Ice Swimming Hall Of Fame Honoree

Courtesy of Ned Denison, Ice Swimming Hall of Fame.

Jaimie Monahan was one of the inaugural honorees of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame.

It was a very well-deserved honor that the globe-trotting American executive was recognized as an Honor Swimmer by the organization founded by Ned Denison and Paolo Chiarino, Elaine Howley, Pádraig Mallon, Leszek Naziemiec, Kieron Palframan, Shelley Taylor-Smith, and Jonty Warneken.

Monahan has long been a well-known, well-like and well-respected iconic figure in the winter swimming and ice swimming community. Among her accomplishments are as follows:

Certified Ice Sevens
 First in history to achieve the Ice Sevens

Certified Ice Miles
 2 April 2016 in Reykjavík, Iceland in 3.7°C water in 35 minutes
 18 December 2016 in Tyumen, Russia in ‐0.03°C water in 30 minutes 20 seconds
 13 February 2017 in Aguelmame Sidi Ali Lake, Morocco in 4.90°C water in 32 minutes 18 seconds
 4 March 2017 in Mikkelvik Brygge, Norway in 2.37°C water in 32 minutes 9 seconds
 9 March 2017 in Boston, USA in 4.63°C water in 26 minutes 16 seconds
 15 May 2017 in Tasman Lake, New Zealand in 2.37°C water in 26 minutes 44 seconds
 2 July 2017 in Los Cauquenes Resort Beach, Argentina in 4.77°C water in 29 minutes 5 seconds
 6 March 2018 in Paradise Harbour, Antarctica in 0.57°C water in 30 minutes 49 seconds
 10 June 2018 in Ilulissat Harbour, Greenland in 2.43°C water in 29 minutes 40 seconds

Recorded Ice Kilometer Races
 2014 Tallinn Open Open Cup 1 km in Tallinn, Estonia: First Overall Female
 2015 1st Annual International Ice Swimming Association World Championships 1 km in Murmansk, Russia: First Place Women 35‐39
 2017 2nd Annual International Ice Swimming Association World Championships 1 km in Burghausen, Germany: Third Place Women 35‐39

International Winter Swimming Association Events
 1st Overall Winner of the International Winter Swimming Association World Cup 2016
 7‐time USA Winter Swimming Champion in various events between 2015 and 2018
 Approximate number of events 100 with approximately 98% podium finishes (age group) and many overall female podium finishes

First Ever Epic Swims
 First Ice Sevens in history
 First International Ice Swimming Association documented Female Ice Zero Mile
 First International Ice Swimming Association documented Ice Mile in Morocco
 Part of first documented Polar Ice Mile Expedition
 First documented Ice Mile in New Zealand (second in Oceania)
 First documented Ice Mile in Greenland
 First person to swim an International Ice Swimming Association-documented Ice Mile on all 7 continents (Ice Sevens)

Other Considerations
 Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Denison explains, "The objective of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor leading ice and icy water swimmers and contributors to the sport. The Ice Swimming Hall of Fame serves as a historic record and provide heroes and role models for future generations.

In addition to Monahan, Honor Swimmer and Honord Administrator Ram Barkai, Honor Event Bering Strait Relay from Russia to USA, Honor Swimmer Aleksander Brylin of Russia, Honor Swimmer Henri Kaarma of Estonia, Honor Swimmer Lewis Pugh of Great Britain, Honor Contributor - Administrator Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen of Finland, and Honor Contributor - Media Steven Muñatones of the USA were also honored."

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