The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame proudly announces Marcia Cleveland (USA) as Honor Swimmer in the Class of 2020.
A marathon career of 28 years and continuing – record holder as the fastest Triple Crown Swimmer (combined time – as of end 2019). She has been one of the most prolific contributors to the advancement of distance swimming – in the USA and globally.
Around Manhattan Island 45.8 km/28.5 miles:
1996: 5 hrs 57 minutes (USA female record)
1995: 8 hrs 3 minutes (second female)
1991: 7 hrs 29 minutes (first female)
2019: Tsugaru Strait 30km/18.6 miles in 10hrs 11mins
2018: Tampa Bay 38.6 km/24 miles in 11hrs 19mins
2018: North Channel 34.5 km/21.4 miles in 15hrs 3mins
2017: Lake Tahoe34.4 km/21.4 miles 11rs 25mins
2017: Swim Across the Long Island Sound 27.4km/17 miles: first overall finisher in 9hrs 26mins
2011: Santa Barbara Channel – Anacapa 19.3 km/12 miles: 6 hrs 0mins
2008: Chicago Skyline Swim 41.8 km/26 miles: set the speed record of 12hrs 49mins and first woman to complete this swim
2005: Catalina Channel 32.3 km/20.2 miles: 8hrs 56mins the fastest time that year
2002: Boston Light 16km/10miles in 2hrs 47 mins, first overall finisher
1999: Around the Sound – Bermuda 10 km/6.2 miles: set the female speed record of 2hrs 32mins
1997: Around Key West Florida 19.3 km/12 miles: 4hrs 43mins
1994: English Channel 33.7 km/20.9 miles: 9hrs 44mins
Author of “Dover Solo” 1999 – one of the few available training accounts/stories before the internet. Continues to be the “Bible” for English Channel Aspirants.
United States Masters Swimming (USMS) - Open Water and Long Distance Committees: Vice Chair (2001-2005) and Chair (2005-2009)
Contributed more than 15 articles/videos to USMS and Swimmer Magazine
TedxTalk 2015: Achieving Success One Stroke at a Time
The induction ceremony will be held in New York City on 2nd May 2020.
For more details, please visit International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame 2019/11/08