From OpenwaterpediaThe Loveleys, a group of women who took 17 hours 50 minutes 50 seconds to swim 56 miles around the Isle of Wight in a island circumnavigation swim in September 2011. Rachael Cretten, Kathy Batts (2-way English Channel swimmer), Lucy Donnelly, Paula Foreman and Becky Hedges were the other members.
Llewellyn's swimming record is phenomenal; she has strength of character, determination, speed and total focus. She is a member of the 24-hour club and is also the President Elect of the British Long Distance Swimming Association and was a member of the Windermere 12-way Warriors that set a world marathon swimming relay record and was nominated for the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
Brief Swimming History
- Member of the recent Irish Channel Relay swim.
- Member of the 12 way Windermere Relay in May 2011.
- 2 Way English Channel Solo in 2009.
- Solo Loch Ness.
- Solo Loch Lomond.
- 3 Way English Channel Relay.
- Windermere 12-way Warriors.
Windermere 12-way Warriors
Llewellyn was a member of the Windermere 12-way Warriors who also included Thomas Noblett, Keith Bartolo, Michelle Lefton, Michelle Sharples and Dee Llewellyn. They set the world's non-stop lake distance swimming record in 2011. Their 3-day adventure of endurance, teamwork and patience was held in Windermere in the Lake District of England. The team did 12 non-stop crossings of Windermere that broke the existing record of 118 miles, set by the Night Train Swimmers in Lake Powell in Arizona, USA in 2010.
Their first lap was 6 hours 45 minutes.
Their second lap was 5 hours 45 minutes.
Their third lap was 6 hours 15 minutes.
Their fourth lap was 6 hours 2 minutes.
Their fifth lap was 6 hours 25 minutes.
Their sixth lap was 6 hours 6 minutes.
Their seventh lap was 6 hours 53 minutes.
Their eighth lap was 6 hours 19 minutes.
Their ninth lap was 6 hours 10 minutes.
Their tenth lap was 6 hours and 2 minutes.
Their eleventh lap was 6 hours 24 minutes.
Their twelfth lap was 5 hours 54 minutes.
Nomination for the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year
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