Elaine Kornbau Howley

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Elaine Kornbau Howley, 32nd person in history to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
50-50 Swim Challenge Course
Elaine Kornbau Howley is an American ice swimmer and writer for U.S. Masters Swimming's SWIMMER Magazine from Waltham, Massachusetts. She was the 32nd person in history to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming by swimming around Manhattan Island in New York (28.5 miles), Catalina Island to the California mainland (20.4 miles) and the English Channel (21 miles).

She was also recognized by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as the co-world record-holder for the fastest Boston Light Double, a 16-mile out-and-back marathon swim across the Boston Harbor (between L-Street and Little Brewster Island). She became the second female to ever complete the course. Completed on 12 August 2010 in 7 hours 7 minutes, her swim broke the 41-year-old record by 2 hours 23 minutes.

She has also completed swims of varying distances and difficulties including a 41 km in Lake George, New York; a 10-miler in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont; a 12.5-mile marathon swim in Key West, Florida; a 2.4-miler in 48 degree water in York, Maine, and an ice mile together with Jerome Leslie, certified by the International Ice Swimming Association in Boston Harbor in December 2012, and participated in the World 10-mile Swimming Championships held in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont on 6 July 2013.


Ice Mile

Two Days In The Bay

She also attempted a marathon swim called Two Days In The Bay with Ray Gandy, an unprecedented 50-mile swim in Narragansett Bay in Massachusetts, U.S.A. on 9 July 2011.


"We have a goal of raising US$5000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and expect to swim 25–30 hours in the unprecedented 50-mile swim.

Live Online Broadcasting

Live online event tracking will be available throughout the swim - fans can access live and recorded video streams from the event here. Crew on Ray's boat will broadcast live on the top of each hour for 10 minutes and Elaine's crew to broadcast at the bottom of each hour for 10 minutes.


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