Colleen Shields

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Colleen Shields is a 61-year-old Canadian open water swimmer who is a member of the Lake Ontario Half Century Club, a group of swimmers who have successfully crossed Lake Ontario Channel past their 50th birthday. Shields crossed Lake Ontario in 1990 in 16 hours 31 minutes.

[edit] Because Girls Can

Shields will also attempt to swim the length of Lake Ontario in a 305 km relay together with 48-year-old Nicole Mallette, 23-year-old Samantha Whiteside, 18-year-old Rebekah Boscariol, and 18-year-old Mona Sharari starting on 23 July 2013. They will swim in 2-hour legs throughout the expected 5-day non-stop unprecedented relay.

Because Girls Can is an open water swimming relay team that will attempt to swim 305 km as a charity event for Because I am a Girl, a charity that works to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty.

[edit] Lake Ontario Half Century Club

1. Bill Sadlo (57), USA, 23 August 1957, 51K in NOTL-Toronto in 25:01
2. Paolo Pinto (52), Italy, 28-29 July 1990, 51K in NOTL-Toronto in 23:57
3. Peter Gibbs (56), Barbados, 7-8 August 2004, 45K in NOTL-Toronto in 18:40
4. Colleen Shields (54), Canada, 12-13 Aug 2006, 51K in NOTL-Toronto in 16:31
5. John Munro (50), Canada, 25 August 2001, 35K from Hays Bay (NY) to MacDonald Park (Kingston, ON) in 18:48
6. John Munro (52), Canada, 12-13 August 2003, 59K from Sacket’s Harbor (NY) to Confederation Basin, Kingston (ON) in 35:15
7. Bryan Finlay (58), Canada, 23 June 2001, 22K from Lake Erie, Leamington to Pelee Island in 10:44 (breaststroke)
8. John Munro (52), Canada, 13 July 2003, 19K from Lake Erie, Crystal Beach (ON) to Sturgeon Point (NY) in 9:33
9. Chris Stockdale (62), England, 21 September 2006, 26K from Lake Erie, Port Colborne (ON) to Surgeon Point (NY) in 14:15
10. Bryan Finlay (56), Canada, 24-25 July 1999, 35K from Lake Simcoe, Barrie to Orillia in 21:09 (breaststroke)

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