Wednesday, 16 June 2010
This morning I was returning from swimming when I noticed that Susie Maroney from Australia had left a comment on the blog after the entry entitled 'Spooked'..To say I was flattered is an under statement, thanks Susie for taking the time to read the blog and indeed for leaving the comment.
For those that are unaware, Susie like many of us, has at times experienced great heartache, tragedy and faced adversity through many aspects of her life, in fact she continues to do so to the present day. The difference with her is how she battles on and achieves what most of us could only dream of.
Cliff Golding once admitted that women are far mentally tougher than us weak men and I think I have to agree, what with the amazing Lisa Cummins and Susie what more proof do we need.
Some of Susie's swimming achievements:
Three time winner of the Manhattan Island swim race in years 1991, 1992 and 1994.
Fastest female two way English Channel Crossing (England/France/England) in 1991 at age 17 in time of 17 hours 14 mins.! At age 22, the first person to swim the 180km (112 mile) Florida Straits from Cuba to the United States (12 May 1997). Swam a record 197 km (122 mile) from Mexico to Cuba, covering the longest distance ever swam without fins in open sea, in 38 hours and 33 minutes (1 June 1998).
Completed 160km swim from Jamaica to Cuba (15 September 1999).