Successful Lake Erie Swims
Chronological Listing

# Name Age Country Date Time Notes

Eastern Lake Erie

1 Vicki Keith 27 Canada 01-02 Jul 1988 10:24 16 miles (26 km)
Port Colborne (Ontario) to Sturgeon Point (New York)
2 Kim Middleton 27 Canada 07 Aug 1988 18:00 Double Crossing, 22 miles (35 km)
Point Abino (Ontario) to Sturgeon Point (New York)
Return to Crystal Beach (Ontario)
3 Rick Wood 32 Canada 25 Aug 1990 16:46 Double Crossing, 22 miles (35 km)
Point Abino (Ontario) to Sturgeon Point (New York)
Return to Crystal Beach (Ontario)
4 Ashley Cowan 15y 223d
27 Jan 86
Canada 7 Sep 2001 14:20 12 miles (19.2 km)
Sturgeon Point (New York) to Crystal Beach (Ontario)
Quadruple amputee
5 Terri-Lynn Langdon 20 Canada 31 Aug 2002 12:55 12 miles (19.2 km)
Sturgeon Point (New York) to Crystal Beach (Ontario)
Cerebral Palsy swimmer
6 John Munro 52 Canada 13 Jul 2003 9:33 12 miles (19.2 km)
Crystal Beach (Ontario) to Sturgeon Point (New York)
7 Chris Stockdale 62 England 21 Sep 2006 14:15 16 miles (26 km)
Port Colborne (Ontario) to Sturgeon Point (New York)
8 Susanne Robinson 36 Canada 30 Jul 2007 8:14 12 miles (19.2 km)
Crystal Beach (Ontario) to Sturgeon Point (New York)
9 Natalie Lambert 14y 341d
01 Aug 93
Canada 6 Jul 2008 7:47:30 Butterfly & Ladies N-S Freestyle Record. 12 miles (19.2 km)
Crystal Beach (Ontario) to Sturgeon Point (New York)
10 Jade Scognamillo 14y 217d
08 Dec 93
England 12 Jul 2008 5:40:35 S-N Freestyle Record. 12 miles (19.2 km)
Sturgeon Point (New York) to Crystal Beach (Ontario)
11 Natalie Lambert 15 Canada 9 Jul 2009 6:40:59 12 miles (19.2 km)
Boat Ramp, Crystal Beach (Ontario) to Beach east of harbour, Sturgeon Point (New York)
12 Thie Convery 43 Canada 4 Jul 2010 7:20 11.5 miles (18.5 km)
1 km east of Sturgeon Point (New York) 42.69635N, 79.030767W to Crystal Beach (Ontario), 42.8602166N, 79.0593
13 Greg Willoughby 40 Canada 15 Jul 2011 6:17:40 N-S Mens Freestyle Record. 12 miles (19.2 km)
Crystal Beach (Ontario, 42 51' 42" N, 79 03' 50" W) to Sturgeon Point (New York, 42 41' 30" N, 79 02' 36" W)
14 Trinity Arsenault 14y 34d Canada 28 Jun 2014 7:25:56 12 miles (19.2 km)
Sturgeon Point (New York, 42 41' 30" N, 79 02' 36" W) to Crystal Beach (Ontario, 42 51' 42" N, 79 03' 50" W)
15 Brenda Lussier 38 Canada 18 Jul 2015 10:03:00 11.5 miles (18.6 km)
Western beach at Sturgeon Point marina (New York) 42.691827N, 79.047483W to boat ramp at Crystal Beach (Ontario), 42.858573N, 79.057865W
First recorded swim on a Great Lake by a deaf swimmer
16 Michaela Arsenault 14y 21d Canada 18 Jun 2016 13:52:09 Butterfly 12 miles (19.2 km)
Sturgeon Point, New York (42 41' 30" N, 79 02' 36" W) to Crystal Beach (Ontario, 42 51' 42" N, 79 03' 50" W)
17 Michael Pollanen 47y 296d Canada 3 Jul 2016 6:30:10 12 miles (19.2 km)
Sturgeon Point (New York, 42 41' 30" N, 79 02' 36" W) to Crystal Beach (Ontario, 42 51' 42" N, 79 03' 50" W)
18 Tom Bartlett 69y 327d
Canada 4 Jul 2016 7:44:58 12 miles (19.2 km)
Crystal Beach (Ontario, 42 51' 42" N, 79 03' 50" W) to Sturgeon Point (New York, 42 41' 30" N, 79 02' 36" W)

Central Lake Erie

1 Bob Weir 49 Canada 26-27 Aug 1992 23:41 27 miles (43 km)
Dunkirk (New York) to Mohawk Point (Ontario)
2 Paula Stephanson 19 Canada 18-19 Jul 1998 18:23 27 miles (43 km)
Dunkirk (New York) to Rock Point Provincial Park (Ontario)
3 Paula Jongerden 49 Canada 21-22 Aug 2002 23:36 27.3 miles (43.6 km)
Presque Isle Point, Erie, PA (42 10' 26" N, 80 04' 27" W) to Long Point, Ontario (42 33' 03" N, 80 13' 18" W).
4 Daniel Nichols 37 Canada 4-5 Aug 2007 20:45:57 32.2 miles (51.8 km)
Presque Isle Lighthouse, Erie, PA (42 09' 56" N, 80 06' 56" W) to Beach at foot of Abigail Becker Parkway, Long Point, Ontario (42 34' 44" N, 80 24' 27" W).

Western Lake Erie - Pelee Island

1 Ian James 34 Canada 04-05 Sep 1993 14:46 Backstroke. 13.8 miles (22.1 km)
Pelee Island to Leamington (Ontario)
2 Bryan Finlay 58 Canada 23 Jun 2001 10:44 Breaststroke. 13.8 miles (22.1 km)
Leamington Beach (42 01' 45" N, 82 36' 18" W) to Pelee Island lighthouse (44 49' 54" N, 82 38' 19" W).


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